coreutils - GNU core utilities

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Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Main amd64
Package filename coreutils_8.25-2ubuntu2_amd64.deb
Package name coreutils
Package version 8.25
Package release 2ubuntu2
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Category utils
License -
Maintainer Ubuntu Developers <>
Download size 1.12 MB
Installed size 6.12 MB
This package contains the basic file, shell and text manipulation
utilities which are expected to exist on every operating system.
Specifically, this package includes:
arch base64 basename cat chcon chgrp chmod chown chroot cksum comm cp
csplit cut date dd df dir dircolors dirname du echo env expand expr
factor false flock fmt fold groups head hostid id install join link ln
logname ls md5sum mkdir mkfifo mknod mktemp mv nice nl nohup nproc numfmt
od paste pathchk pinky pr printenv printf ptx pwd readlink realpath rm
rmdir runcon sha*sum seq shred sleep sort split stat stty sum sync tac
tail tee test timeout touch tr true truncate tsort tty uname unexpand
uniq unlink users vdir wc who whoami yes


Package Version Architecture Repository
coreutils_8.25-2ubuntu3~16.04_i386.deb 8.25 i386 Ubuntu Updates Main
coreutils_8.25-2ubuntu3~16.04_amd64.deb 8.25 amd64 Ubuntu Updates Main
coreutils_8.25-2ubuntu2_i386.deb 8.25 i386 Ubuntu Main
coreutils - - -


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libacl1 >= 2.2.51-8
libattr1 >= 1:2.4.46-8
libc6 >= 2.17
libselinux1 >= 2.1.13


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timeout -


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mktemp -
realpath -
timeout -


Type URL
Binary Package coreutils_8.25-2ubuntu2_amd64.deb
Source Package coreutils

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install coreutils deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install coreutils




2016-02-18 - Michael Terry <>
coreutils (8.25-2ubuntu2) xenial; urgency=medium
* debian/tests/upstream:
- Whoops, drop four tests that have been removed upstream
2016-02-17 - Michael Terry <>
coreutils (8.25-2ubuntu1) xenial; urgency=low
* Merge from Debian unstable.  Remaining changes:
- debian/rules:
+ Allow crossbuilding
+ Run tests
- debian/tests:
+ Add dep8 tests
- debian/patches/80_fedora_sysinfo.patch
+ Make 'uname -i -p' return the real processor/hardware,
instead of unknown.
- debian/patches/99_float_endian_detection.patch:
+ Fix detection of floating point endianness.
* Drop 99_mountinfo.patch, it's been applied upstream
2016-02-16 - Michael Stone <>
coreutils (8.25-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Disable default ls quoting for now to get the rest of 8.25 into testing.
(Closes: #813164)
2016-01-29 - Michael Stone <>
coreutils (8.25-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version
- adds globbing to dircolors, hopefully color definitions less fragile in
future (Closes: #791921)
- date --iso-8601 now uses +00:00 timezone format rather than +0000.
(Closes: #799479)
- new df name selection logic hopefully less surprising for bind mounts
(Closes: #799131)
* update debhelper dependency
2016-01-18 - Michael Stone <>
coreutils (8.24-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version (Closes: #804062)
* No longer include /usr/sbin/touch symlink, create in postinst if necessary
(Closes: #767710)
* [64] backport upstream patch for overlayfs (Closes: #810669)
* Switch to source format 3.0 (quilt)
* Drop auto tests, not working and needs to be revisited
2015-10-14 - Michael Terry <>
coreutils (8.23-4ubuntu2) wily; urgency=medium
* debian/patches/33_chroot_always.dpatch:
- Update Debian's patch to also comment out the tests that are made
obsolete by the same patch.  We no longer have non-root support
for "chroot /". Fixes FTBFS.
2015-10-14 - Michael Terry <>
coreutils (8.23-4ubuntu1) wily; urgency=low
[ Michael Terry ]
* Merge from Debian unstable.  Remaining changes:
- debian/rules: Let it cross build:
+ Preseed some autoconf tests.
+ Don't rebuild the man pages.
- debian/control:
+ Depend on acl and strace for autopkgtests.
- debian/tests/upstream:
+ Adjust for changed test layout in 8.20.
+ Update list of autopkgtest-runnable unit tests (LP: #1246805).
- debian/patches/80_fedora_sysinfo.dpatch
+ Make 'uname -i -p' return the real processor/hardware,
instead of unknown.
- debian/patches/99_float_endian_detection:
+ Fix detection of floating point endianness.
[ Dave Chiluk ]
* Add support for correctly processing /proc/self/mountinfo.
* Fix df to prioritize mounts of the root of a device over bind mounts.
(LP: #1432871)
2015-03-14 - Michael Stone <>
coreutils (8.23-4) unstable; urgency=low
* [33] remove chroot optimization that avoids the actual chroot when 
running "chroot /". The intent was to allow "chroot / true" to 
work in all cases on all platforms even for non-root users, but
has caused problems with bind mounts. Upstream has added a new 
option to chroot, but I'll wait for the new upstream version for
that. (Closes: #765514)
* remove spurious file addition in patch [31] that did not affect
built package

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