Subject: "fuzzy patch" warning
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Todd Vierling <email@example.com>
Date: 12/05/1999 13:45:20
Why does bsd.pkg.mk 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)