Subject: Re: Mac OS X patch program
To: None <>
From: Krister Walfridsson <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 07/18/2005 22:36:21
On Mon, 18 Jul 2005, Bernd Ernesti wrote:

> wouldn't it be better to use gnu patch or some other patch program
> then to change all these patches?

Mac OS X is already using GNU patch...  And so are most other
operating systems, so I guess the patches would fail to apply
there too.

Besides, the pkgsrc documentation claims that the patches should
be "in diff -bu format, and apply without a fuzz".  This has
not been true for the patches that failed on Mac OS X, so I think
re-generating them is the "correct" solution.