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Re: pkg/44713, brokennes of GNU patch
On Sat, Dec 10, 2011 at 02:11:26PM +0100, Hans Rosenfeld wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 09, 2011 at 11:49:52PM +0000, David Holland wrote:
> > On Fri, Dec 09, 2011 at 04:33:53PM +0100, Hans Rosenfeld wrote:
> > > > Hello. GNU patch fails to apply pkgsrc patches correctly (see
> > > > http://gnats.netbsd.org/44713). 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 do regular bulk builds on Solaris 10u9 and OpenIndiana. I don't
> > > remember ever seeing any problem like this, using the gpatch provided by
> > > the system.
> > It's Solaris, so it's probably a gnu patch from 1998 :-)
> Not quite, but almost:
> $ gpatch --version
> patch 2.5.9
> Copyright (C) 1988 Larry Wall
> Copyright (C) 2003 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
> Anyway, if a newer version has problems, and we can't get them fixed, we
> should check the version and reject it if its too new. We already reject
> certain tools if they are too old, the same mechanism could be used.
The problem with asymmetric context is a general GNU patch issue, AFAIK.
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