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Re: diff3 problems

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2002-03-14 23:12:35 CET

Greg Stein <gstein@lyra.org> writes:

> On Thu, Mar 14, 2002 at 03:52:30PM -0600, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
> >...
> > So I guess the only thing to do is put in a new ac-helper test. We
> > can use the recently-posted script to check for a legitimate diff3;
> > but a new calling script should attempt to hunt down binaries not only
> > named 'diff3', but 'gdiff3' as well. (That's how FreeBSD
> > differentiates between the version that comes in the base system,
> > vs. the one built from the diffutils port.)
> Have you run your own test against gdiff3 on your BSD box? IOW, does gdiff3
> work fine (no extra newline), while diff3 adds the newline?

Yup, gdiff3 is all good on BSD. diff3 is bad.

> Also, I noticed in your test that you used "echo -n" which isn't portable to
> some echo scripts. Just a test script, sure, but when it goes into the
> ./configure-time test, it needs to do the ECHO_N and ECHO_C magic.


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