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Re: pkg/44713, brokennes of GNU patch

On Sat, Dec 10, 2011 at 10:12:21PM +1300, Steven Drake wrote:
> 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.

"regenerated to work" means in the worst case, that no context can be
provided around RCS IDs etc. Which makes the patches a lot more fragile.

> In the long term fix GNU patch!

I don't see the point in bothering with GNU patch. It doesn't offer any
advantage, but has known limitations. It's not like the replacement is


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