Subject: Re: Patches from GNATS db broken
To: Toru TAKAMIZU <>
From: Andrew Brown <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/17/2003 09:28:47
>Sometimes I want to try patches posted to GNATS database, for
>example a new versions of a pkg. But these patches don't work
>because of white spaces or something like that automatically
>added somewhere.
>I can't even apply the patches I posted. (Of course, I have
>original ones I can use instead.)
>Is this normal?

more or less, yes, since the tabs get converted to spaces somewhere
along the web.  try using patch with -l (or --ignore-whitespace) so
that changes like this are ignored.

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