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Re: Win32 test failures

From: D.J. Heap <dj_at_shadyvale.net>
Date: 2005-07-05 18:40:04 CEST

D.J. Heap wrote:
> I think diffs have been created like this on Windows as long as I can
> remember -- I guess I just assumed that for patches to be as cross
> platform as possible, the line endings had to be LF. Would patch handle
> a CRLF hunk from a Windows box sent to a Linux box (without any newline
> translation) on a eol-style native file correctly? Is that an important
> use case?
> It would be nice to fix the header inconsistency for sure, though. I
> think that inconsistency causes some versions of patch to croak.
> I think the blame test failure is related to it's use of file_append
> which opens the file in text mode...I'm not sure, though, and I'm out of
> time at the moment. I'll have to look at it next week if needed.

The blame test turned out to be the path separators in the xml template.

All tests should now be working again on Win32 after the tweaks in r15261.

I didn't address or look closely at how to fix the diff format although I
did test patch and if I do not fix the line endings then patch asserts and


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