%general-entities; ]> Coreutils-&coreutils-version; Coreutils tools <xi:include xmlns:xi="http://www.w3.org/2003/XInclude" href="../chapter06/coreutils.xml" xpointer="xpointer(/sect1/sect2[1]/para[1])"/> <segmentedlist> <segtitle>&buildtime;</segtitle> <segtitle>&diskspace;</segtitle> <seglistitem><seg>0.9 SBU</seg><seg>69 MB</seg></seglistitem> </segmentedlist> <xi:include xmlns:xi="http://www.w3.org/2003/XInclude" href="../chapter06/coreutils.xml" xpointer="xpointer(/sect1/sect2[1]/segmentedlist[2])"/> </sect2> <sect2 role="installation"> <title>Installation of Coreutils Prepare Coreutils for compilation: DEFAULT_POSIX2_VERSION=199209 ./configure --prefix=/tools This package has an issue when compiled against versions of Glibc later than 2.3.2. Some of the Coreutils utilities (such as head, tail and sort) will reject their traditional syntax, a syntax that has been in use for approximately 30 years. This old syntax is so pervasive that compatibility should be preserved until the many places where it is used can be updated. Backwards compatibility is achieved by setting the DEFAULT_POSIX2_VERSION environment variable to 199209 in the above command. If you don't want coreutils to be backwards compatible with the traditional syntax, then simply omit setting the DEFAULT_POSIX2_VERSION environment variable. Realise though, that doing so will mean you'll have to deal with the consequences yourself: patch the many packages that still use the old syntax. We therefore recommend using the instructions exactly as given above. Compile the package: make (If you insist on testing the