The next time I shut down my machine (two days after reporting this bug),
I saw the following errors:
unmounting local filesystems...
umount2: Device or resource busy
umount: /dev/hda6: not mounted
umount: /usr: Illegal seek
I have no way of knowing if this was really related to my coreutils
problem or not, but as it was the only other unusal behavior that my box
produced, I thought I should mention it.
The next time I tried, I was able to upgrade to coreutils 5.0-4 with no
troubles. So I hearby confirm this as unreproducable.
> tags 198699 unreproducible
> Of course, a lot of people have upgraded coreutils to 5.0-4
> without getting this segfault.
> The reporter did not leave a real e-mail address, so we
> can't ask him for more information.
Oh, and yes, spam@HamsterRepublic.com IS a real and valid e-mail address.
You could have at least tried it.