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[ Bug#525359: wish there was a libcoreutils]

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Package: coreutils; Severity: wishlist; Reported by: Samuel Bronson <naesten@HIDDEN>; dated Thu, 22 Nov 2012 17:37:01 UTC; Maintainer for coreutils is bug-coreutils@HIDDEN.

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Package: coreutils
Version: 6.10
Severity: wishlist

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Package: coreutils
Version: 6.10-6
Severity: wishlist

I wish there was a shared library providing the functionality of base64, cksum,
md5sum, sha*sum, and wc.

I know that there are other libraries implementing md5sum and the SHA
hashes, but I would prefer to use a GNU source for that code.

I am not aware of any other library that provides base64 encoding and decoding
for C programs.

Writing code equivalent to "wc" would not be THAT difficult, but I still think
it's best to have it in a library for faster development and so that everyone
can use a correct implementation (it's something that often gets done badly).

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 5.0.1
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (500, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.26-1-686 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=en_AU.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_AU.UTF-8 (charmap=ANSI_X3.4-1968) (ignored: LC_ALL set to C)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages coreutils depends on:
ii  libacl1                       2.2.47-2   Access control list shared library
ii  libc6                         2.7-18     GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libselinux1                   2.0.65-5   SELinux shared libraries

coreutils recommends no packages.

coreutils suggests no packages.

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Acknowledgement sent to Samuel Bronson <naesten@HIDDEN>:
New bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to bug-coreutils@HIDDEN. Full text available.
Report forwarded to bug-coreutils@HIDDEN:
bug#12961; Package coreutils. Full text available.
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