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Re: state-of-union #2

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2001-09-17 17:12:15 CEST

Garrett Rooney <rooneg@electricjellyfish.net> writes:

> 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.

Right. The gnu-patch.sh script is actually *specifically* checking
for the "no-newline" bug -- that's it. It's not specifically looking
for GNU patch, but a version of patch that doesn't have the
bug... right now, those two criteria just happen to be the same. :-)

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