Subject: Re: diff and patch (was: CVS commit: pkgsrc/sysutils/coreutils)
To: Jeremy C. Reed <>
From: grant beattie <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 11/26/2003 21:44:23
On Mon, Nov 24, 2003 at 08:18:11AM -0800, Jeremy C. Reed wrote:

> I already often use it. And it sometimes creates patches that are
> incompatible with different versions of patch.
> It looks like it just uses normal "diff -u -p". I am wondering if there
> are any switches to make different versions of patch be more compatible
> with the different diff's made. (So maybe different patch options can be
> used with pkgsrc?)

I don't think I use it on anything but NetBSD, and that hasn't ever
created unworkable patches afaik. maybe pkgdiff should include a
sane, working diff(1) for other platforms ;-)