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Re: pkg/44713, brokennes of GNU patch

On Fri, 9 Dec 2011, Aleksey Cheusov wrote:

> Hello. GNU patch fails to apply pkgsrc patches correctly (see
>  Another problem is that latest versions
> of GNU patch exit with error if files to be modified are read-only. This
> happens very often with pkgsrc distfiles.
> In order to solve this problem I'd like to enable devel/nbpatch
> unconditionally during bootstrap on Linux and Solaris.
> Then close pkg/44713.

I just closed pkg/44713, it should have been closed in June when shattered@
regened the patch.

> Objections? The patch is in attachment.

Yes, I the short term patches should be regened to work, and a note could
be put in the documentation that this is a known problem and that setting
"TOOL_PLATFORM.patch= #empty" in mk.conf is a work around.

In the long term fix GNU patch!


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