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authorPaul Gortmaker <>2016-05-25 10:10:08 -0400
committerRichard Purdie <>2016-05-30 15:58:12 +0100
commitc342731c3fe92865cc6b15074e313745c66a9e7e (patch)
tree39149ea49c29bb2001c0b4521eaee1b04f53c810 /meta/recipes-core
parent91488e9630d0871a2ef7c786af67903776a8711f (diff)
coreutils: revert upstream commit causing havoc with ls output
A recent commit causes ls to have the following behaviour: meta-overc:~$ mkdir abc meta-overc:~$ cd abc meta-overc:~/abc$ touch aaaa bbbb 'filename with spaces' meta-overc:~/abc$ ls aaaa bbbb 'filename with spaces' meta-overc:~/abc$ Note the appearance of quotation marks. This new behaviour was introduced as "opt-out" and not "opt-in", and further, the opt-out suggestion causes other breakage. More details can be found here: Several large distros are reverting the change, for practical considerations as per what can be seen above for Debian. Here we do the same; I've marked the patch as upstream submitted since there have been enough people vocally annoyed by this change that it seems implausible that the coreutils team is unaware of it. Hopefully this change here is just temporary and the coreutils team will put the default back to the old way it was based on feedback similar to what is recorded in the above Debian bug. (From OE-Core rev: 51ba2908d66228ce4d6bf24c3a8538d9a37268ff) Signed-off-by: Paul Gortmaker <> Signed-off-by: Ross Burton <> Signed-off-by: Richard Purdie <>
Diffstat (limited to 'meta/recipes-core')
2 files changed, 50 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/meta/recipes-core/coreutils/coreutils-8.25/disable-ls-output-quoting.patch b/meta/recipes-core/coreutils/coreutils-8.25/disable-ls-output-quoting.patch
new file mode 100644
index 0000000000..e68c213550
--- /dev/null
+++ b/meta/recipes-core/coreutils/coreutils-8.25/disable-ls-output-quoting.patch
@@ -0,0 +1,49 @@
+Subject: revert inconsistent ls quoting
+This is a revert of upstream commit 109b9220cead6e979d22d16327c4d9f8350431cc.
+Upstream-Status: Submitted
+Originally-by: Adam Borowski <>
+[PG: patch from ]
+Signed-off-by: Paul Gortmaker <>
+--- coreutils-8.25.orig/NEWS
++++ coreutils-8.25/NEWS
+@@ -71,9 +71,6 @@ GNU coreutils NEWS
+ df now prefers sources towards the root of a device when
+ eliding duplicate bind mounted entries.
+- ls now quotes file names unambiguously and appropriate for use in a shell,
+- when outputting to a terminal.
+ join, sort, uniq with --zero-terminated, now treat '\n' as a field delimiter.
+ ** Improvements
+--- coreutils-8.25.orig/doc/coreutils.texi
++++ coreutils-8.25/doc/coreutils.texi
+@@ -7750,8 +7750,8 @@ this"} in the default C locale. This lo
+ You can specify the default value of the @option{--quoting-style} option
+ with the environment variable @env{QUOTING_STYLE}@. If that environment
+-variable is not set, the default value is @samp{shell-escape} when the
+-output is a terminal, and @samp{literal} otherwise.
++variable is not set, the default value is @samp{literal}, but this
++default may change to @samp{shell} in a future version of this package.
+ @item --show-control-chars
+ @opindex --show-control-chars
+--- coreutils-8.25.orig/src/ls.c
++++ coreutils-8.25/src/ls.c
+@@ -1581,7 +1581,6 @@ decode_switches (int argc, char **argv)
+ if (isatty (STDOUT_FILENO))
+ {
+ format = many_per_line;
+- set_quoting_style (NULL, shell_escape_quoting_style);
+ /* See description of qmark_funny_chars, above. */
+ qmark_funny_chars = true;
+ }
diff --git a/meta/recipes-core/coreutils/ b/meta/recipes-core/coreutils/
index 245969d2b4..fc8d061d32 100644
--- a/meta/recipes-core/coreutils/
+++ b/meta/recipes-core/coreutils/
@@ -19,6 +19,7 @@ SRC_URI = "${GNU_MIRROR}/coreutils/${BP}.tar.xz;name=tarball \
file://fix-selinux-flask.patch \
file://0001-Unset-need_charset_alias-when-building-for-musl.patch \
file://0001-uname-report-processor-and-hardware-correctly.patch \
+ file://disable-ls-output-quoting.patch \
SRC_URI[tarball.md5sum] = "070e43ba7f618d747414ef56ab248a48"