Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 12761
'sort -n' incorrect with stock textutils
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:56 EDT
The textutils-2.0a in RedHat 6.2 contains a sort which returns
incorrect results for 'sort -n'. This is independent of locale settings or
use of the '-l' switch (as mentioned in other threads on this in Bugzilla).
Hunting through bugzilla, I decided to try the Rawhide textutils (2.0e-3).
It works correctly, but as textutils is a critical package, there really
needs to be an errata and update for this in RedHat.
I'm not sure how many of these tools require 'sort' per se, but...
[ian@danube coll]$ rpm -q --whatrequires textutils
This is fixed in the current version. We'll release an errata package for 6.2,