Bug 829273 - rcs-5.8.1 is available
rcs-5.8.1 is available
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: rcs (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Honza Horak
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-06-06 07:07 EDT by Upstream Release Monitoring
Modified: 2012-06-25 20:37 EDT (History)
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Description Upstream Release Monitoring 2012-06-06 07:07:48 EDT
Latest upstream release: 5.8.1
Current version in Fedora Rawhide: 5.8
URL: http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/rcs/

Please consult the package updates policy before you issue an update to a stable branch: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Updates_Policy

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Comment 1 Account closed by user 2012-06-06 07:25:03 EDT
- 5.8.1 | 2012-06-05

  - Bugs fixed

    - Debug output removed

	Due to an oversight, release 5.8 rlog included code to write
	debugging output to stderr for invocations using the ‘-d’ option
	and a date range (e.g., ‘rlog -d 2010<2012’).

    - Criteria for avoiding read-only checks refined

	For "make check", some test cases are inhibited if the user
	running the test is not effectively blocked from writing a
	purportedly read-only file, such as when "make check" is run by
	the super user, or for certain (weird) NFS situations.

	Previously, to determine this condition, we considered only the
	operating system type, a very crude (and incomplete) proxy.
	Now, we explicitly check with a shell sequence comprising the
	umask(1) and test(1) commands, plus output-redirection.

    - Regression in ‘-zLT’ handling

	On a 64-bit x86 system, RCS 5.8 introduced a regression whereby:

	 rlog -zLT -d>2011-05-04

	would select the correct entry but display its date always with
	default (01) month and day, i.e., YYYY-01-01.  This is now fixed
	(see also tests/t320).

    - Regression in ‘ci -d -T’ handling

	RCS 5.8 introduced a regression whereby:

	  ci -l -d -T FILE

	would set the mtime of RCS/FILE,v (the comma-v file) to the
	epoch.  This is now fixed (see also tests/t810).

  - Use ‘diff --label’ instead of ‘diff -L’

	Previously, RCS used GNU diff's ‘-L’ option.  According to Paul
	Eggert (a GNU diffutils maintainer):

	  That option has been undocumented since diffutils 2.8
	  (released in March 2002) and the option is intended to
	  be replaced sometime soon with a different meaning.

	Now, RCS uses ‘diff --label’, thus immune to the planned change.

  - Miscellaneous changes
    - Make help extraction noisy (on failure)
    - Silence some compiler warnings
    - Increase coverage of "make check"

  - Documentation improvements

    - Manpage rcsintro(1) dropped

	This manpage is redundant, and (arguably) should not have been
	in section 1 in the first place.

    - Use "Invoking COMMAND" instead of "COMMAND" as node names

	This makes it easier for ‘info --usage COMMAND’ to DTRT, and
	makes GNU (info "(standards) Manual Structure Details") happy.

    - explicitly UTF-8

	This is to prepare for a (future) GNU Texinfo release that
	renders @code in a more pretty way when the encoding is UTF-8.
	If you're reading this (from the future) with such a Texinfo at
	hand, feel free to regenerate the docs in doc/ prior to install.

    - CVS is not GNU

	Previously, we incorrectly said "GNU CVS", succumbing to a
	common misunderstanding.  Now we know better.

  - TAGS file no longer distributed

	To create, configure normally and do "make TAGS".

  - New configure script option ‘--enable-coverage’

	Specifying ‘--enable-coverage’ causes ‘_Exit’ to be an alias for
	‘exit’ and CFLAGS to append ‘--coverage’ if the compiler is GCC.
	This is needed because the coverage machinery writes the .gcda
	files only on ‘exit’.

	This option is for maintainers; most people can ignore it.

  - Portability improvements
    - Use more gnulib modules
    - Use portable Makefile subst-ref variable syntax
    - Use portable shell command-output interpolation syntax
  - Maintenance tools upgraded
    - GNU Automake 1.12
    - GNU Autoconf 2.69
    - gnulib-tool (GNU gnulib 2012-06-03 16:29:00) 0.0.7432-f6c24-modified
Comment 2 Fedora Update System 2012-06-06 09:00:40 EDT
rcs-5.8.1-1.fc17 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 17.
Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2012-06-07 18:56:01 EDT
Package rcs-5.8.1-2.fc17:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 17 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing rcs-5.8.1-2.fc17'
as soon as you are able to.
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Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2012-06-25 20:37:44 EDT
rcs-5.8.1-2.fc17 has been pushed to the Fedora 17 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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