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Re: diff3 on OpenBSD 2.9

From: Garrett Rooney <rooneg_at_electricjellyfish.net>
Date: 2002-03-20 17:41:08 CET

On Wed, Mar 20, 2002 at 05:35:37PM +0100, Ollivier Robert wrote:
> According to Greg Hudson:
> > THE VERSION OF DIFF3 DOES NOT MATTER. DIFF3 INVOKES DIFF. THE
> > PROBLEM IS WITH THE HACKED DIFF COMMAND ON FREEBSD.
> >
> > Installing a stock gnu diffutils solves the problem (and is the right
>
> I've already raised that issue a while ago (just when the first version of
> subversion was available through anoncvs) but I don't think I ever got a
> satisfactory answer to why we did modify the thing.

if you're looking for who made the change, i believe it was
green@freebsd.org, and i know that warner losh (imp@freebsd.org) was
talking about fixing it, and he probably has the clout to actually get
it done, so you might want to talk to him about it.

> Time to paint another bikeshed...

good luck. if you can convince people to change this i would be
eternally gratefull. on the off chance that i'm not on whatever
mailing list you ask about it on, please CC me so i can chime in when
appropriate. i have a bit of an interest in getting this resolved ;-)

-garrett

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garrett rooney                     Unix was not designed to stop you from 
rooneg@electricjellyfish.net       doing stupid things, because that would  
http://electricjellyfish.net/      stop you from doing clever things.
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