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Re: the patch/diff saga continues.

From: Joe Orton <jorton_at_btconnect.com>
Date: 2001-06-28 19:25:50 CEST

On Thu, Jun 28, 2001 at 12:04:37PM -0500, Karl Fogel wrote:
> It's looking like the only reliable answer is, after all, to have
> Subversion manually compensate for the lack of final newline in text
> files. That's a bit clumsy, but will work 100% of the time... Then at
> least we wouldn't need to require GNU patch either, and the autoconf
> test Ben spent so much time writing could be removed. <ducks>
> Can anyone think of a better solution than this? Sigh. :-)

IMO just require GNU diff/patch, with an autoconf test to check for the
broken diff. Most non-Linux platforms don't have GNU diff/patch so will
require users to build them anyway, adding FreeBSD to that list is not a
huge leap.


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