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Subject[OT] Re: [2.6 patch] the scheduled removal of the obsolete raw driver
Adrian Bunk wrote:

> The oflag=direct option was added to GNU coreutils in version 5.3.0.

5.3.0 is "beta", 5.93 is "stable". But there is one thing that won't let
you use newer Coreutils: LSB, namely the Li18nux2000 tests. Coreutils is
one of those packages that never go to distros in their pristine form.
And, alas, there is still no working patch against Coreutils-5.93 that
allows passing the LSB testsuite completely. And distromakers won't
trade bugs tested in LSB for bugs unknown to LSB but fixed upstream. So,
users are really screwed.

Alexander E. Patrakov
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