Subject: Re: Patches from GNATS db broken
To: Douglas Brebner <email@example.com>
From: Greg A. Woods <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/18/2003 19:21:40
[ On Saturday, January 18, 2003 at 17:29:08 (+0000), Douglas Brebner wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: Patches from GNATS db broken
> On Sat, 18 Jan 2003 10:57:19 +0900
> Toru TAKAMIZU <email@example.com> wrote:
> > Fri, Jan 17, 2003 at 05:58:00PM -0500
> > Greg A. Woods wrote:
> > > If you really must extract patches from PRs retrieved via the WWW
> > > interface then the best tool to fetch them is probably NetBSD's own
> > > "ftp" client.
> > >
> > > For example for PR#19257:
> > Thank you for your step by step explanation -- this is not an irony,
> > I mean it! But unfortunately, even if you use NetBSD's "ftp" the
> > problem remains. I had already tried wget and got the same result.
> > I diff'd the files between "ftp"'s and wget's. No difference.
> I was bitten by this problem too. It turns out that the WWW interface
> replaces some characters with HTML entities, such as " with "
And of course '>' with '>', and so on and so on. Argh, I had
forgotten about those too.
Looks like for now the only really useful interface is the e-mail one.....
Greg A. Woods
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