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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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