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Re: pkg/44713, brokennes of GNU patch

On Sat, Dec 10, 2011 at 02:11:26PM +0100, Hans Rosenfeld wrote:
 > > 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.

Heh, 2003 was my first guess actually...

 > 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.

That should work... but at the cost of probing it over and over again,

David A. Holland

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