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Re: does it really need gnu patch?

From: Daniel Rall <dlr_at_finemaltcoding.com>
Date: 2001-11-25 05:17:36 CET

I hadn't tried building Subversion in a while, and didn't follow the
build instructions properly the first go:

dlr@despot:subversion$ rpm -q diffutils patch
dlr@despot:subversion$ ./configure --enable-maintainer-mode --disable-shared
checking for non-broken GNU diff... ./configure: /home/dlr/src/collab.net/subversion/ac-helpers/gnu-diff.sh: Permission denied
configure: error: not found

Cannot find an unbroken GNU diff program in your PATH.
Please install GNU diff and patch from the GNU diffutils package,
version 2.7 or later. (ftp://ftp.gnu.org/pub/gnu/diffutils)

(Note that FreeBSD uses a *hacked* version of GNU diff that is unable
to handle certain types of text files.)

Note that patch is not part of the diffutils package (neither in the
RPMs I installed nor in diffutils 2.7 tarball I downloaded from
gnu.org -- see http://www.gnu.org/directory/diffutils.html and
http://www.gnu.org/directory/patch.html), and has not released a 2.7
version, so this text is somewhat misleading.

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