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Re: the patch/diff saga continues.

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2001-06-28 19:47:55 CEST

Joe Orton <jorton@btconnect.com> writes:
> 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.

Agree, at least for 1.0. Ben's writing the new autoconf test right
now. (He's also inquiring on some BSD lists about why they decided
not to go with GNU patch and diff, in case there's some chance of
getting it changed. I mean, as far as we can tell, BSD has lost some
functionality by this decision.)

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