Tracking down a problem aluded to in [Bug 16806] I found that sort in
pinstriper (textutils-2.0e-7) is broken. I run sort on the following:
That is because of LC_COLLATE or LANG. If you do
$ LC_COLLATE=C sort ...
it will sort as you expected.
True - if you want the old behavior, export LC_COLLATE=C in /etc/rc.d/rc.local
or the likes.