5.16. Coreutils-5.96

The Coreutils package contains utilities for showing and setting the basic system characteristics.

Approximate build time: 0.6 SBU
Required disk space: 56.1 MB

5.16.1. Installation of Coreutils

Prepare Coreutils for compilation:

./configure --prefix=/tools

Compile the package:


To test the results, issue: make RUN_EXPENSIVE_TESTS=yes check. The RUN_EXPENSIVE_TESTS=yes parameter tells the test suite to run several additional tests that are considered relatively expensive (in terms of CPU power and memory usage) on some platforms, but generally are not a problem on Linux.

Install the package:

make install

Details on this package are located in Section 6.14.2, “Contents of Coreutils.”