Subject: "fuzzy patch" warning
To: None <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 12/05/1999 13:45:20
Why does warn you when a patch was unsuccessful, and then *retry*
the patch?  Wouldn't it be saner to fail, so that the resulting files
(filename.orig, filename, filename.rej) reflect a usable set:  the original,
the file with successful patched hunks, and only the failed hunks?

I don't see any point to reapply a patch that partly failed.  After all,
patch(1) will bomb anyway because some of the hunks may already be applied.

-- Todd Vierling (