Description of Problem:
using the merge option for sort, -m option, results in an "internal file state
corrupted" error. This problem does not exist for sort in the textutils.2.0.11-
7. But it does exist in the textutils.2.0.14-2 and higher packages available
for RedHat 7.2.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. create 3 files with two fields each, '|' delimited. the first field should
be numeric and the second may be type. the files should be sorted in ascending
order based on the first field
2. execute the following command to see the error: "sort -m -t '|' -k 1n *"
the output of the above command is:
sort: internal file state corrupted
Fixed in 2.0.17-2