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Re: svn diff bug !?!?

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2002-09-27 14:39:55 CEST

Michael Wood <mwood@its.uct.ac.za> writes:

> I get the tmp.XXXX.XXX things too, but my patch does the right thing
> anyway. This is on FreeBSD 4.6.x, where patch --version says:
> Patch version 2.1
> and also on Debian Woody, where patch --version says:
> patch 2.5.4
> Copyright 1984-1988 Larry Wall

Daniele's reproduction recipe doesn't strike me as anything new or
special; he's just running 'svn diff' when there's a file scheduled
for addition. We do this all the time, and the 'patch' program never
has problems understanding the output.

I'm under the impression that modern patch programs simply pay
attention to the "Index:" line. The extra 2 filenamse below the index
line are just metadata that's normally ignored.

I think the problem here is that he's got some very old (or very
strange) version of 'patch'. Daniele, what you can tell us about it?

(That's not to say that we *shouldn't* be using two real metadata
filenames in our output -- it would certainly look nicer. But didn't
we have a problem getting 'diff' to put arbitrary name labels into its

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