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Re: GNU diff or not GNU diff, that is the question...

From: <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: 2002-04-11 17:17:03 CEST

Marcus Comstedt <marcus@mc.pp.se> writes:

> START: diff_tests.py
> ['/usr/bin/diff: illegal option -- u\n', 'usage: diff [-bitw] [-c | -e | -f | -h | -n] file1 file2\n', ' diff [-bitw] [-C number] file1 file2\n', ' diff [-bitw] [-D string] file1 file2\n', '
> diff [-bitw] [-c | -e | -f | -h | -n] [-l] [-r] [-s] [-S name] directory1 directory2\n']
> FAIL: diff_tests.py 1: update a file
>
> etc etc. There are two possible solutions
>
> 1) If svn diff really needs GNU diff, then it should run GNU diff
> (gdiff on my system) and not any old /usr/bin/diff.
>
> 2) If svn diff doesn't really need GNU diff, then it should not assume
> GNU diff by using the -u flag without checking first.

We *do* require GNU diff, and `configure' should be testing that you
have such. Wonder what's going on...

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Received on Thu Apr 11 17:19:31 2002

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