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Re: state-of-union #2

From: Will Andrews <will_at_physics.purdue.edu>
Date: 2001-09-17 15:07:55 CEST

On Mon, Sep 17, 2001 at 09:02:24AM -0400, Garrett Rooney (rooneg@electricjellyfish.net) wrote:
> another thought. while it would be good to fix the
> gnu-{patch, diff}.sh files as you describe, remember that the reason
> they exist is that the version currently on FreeBSD was found to not
> work. if you run the tests with the FreeBSD versions you will get
> spurious failures that aren't bugs in Subversion, they are related to
> assumptions about how diff and patch will work.

Oh, I didn't realize that FreeBSD's diff/patch hackery was the
reason for the scripts' reliance on [patch,diff] -v output. In
that case I don't really care to "fix" them anymore. ;)

> so yeah, it'd be good to do more than 'check for gnu diff/patch', but
> we'll still have to either use gpatch/gdiff on FreeBSD or remove the
> changes to them in the FreeBSD tree (since FreeBSD does actually have
> GNU patch/diff, but changes them slightly, in a way that subversion
> doesn't like).

OK. Fine by me then. I'm waiting for M4 here before we put a
package in FreeBSD for svn. :)

In the meantime if you could figure out how to split libapr and
neon, that would be good...

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