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Re: hiccups by patch program?

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-01-05 21:54:39 CET

Markus Elfring wrote:

> Would you like to say that it might be not written in the expected
> context-difference format ?
> http://opengroup.org/onlinepubs/007908799/xcu/patch.html#tag_001_014_1662_003

TortoiseMerge, TortoiseSVN and Subversion don't use that very widely
specified format but only a subset of that.

>> So if the patchfile got rejected, you have to ask why it was rejected
>> and what tool they're using.
> I will not ask them about their well-known tool. I wonder myself why rejections
> happened for some hunks.

But you ask me about the also very well-known Subversion?
At least ask them why it got rejected. There must be some error message
their tool throws out. The simple information "rejected" without knowing
why doesn't help at all but only wastes time trying to find out why.

> Some other updated code parts were acceptable like it can be seen in the file
> "bug 8160 const4 patch results.txt".
> http://bugs.digium.com/file_download.php?file_id=12628&type=bug
>> My best guess would be that your patch is already outdated (i.e. not possible
> to apply
>> to the latest version of trunk because there were already too many changes).
> Would you like to try a comparison with the current development revision to
> check if my update suggestion is still valid?
> http://svn.digium.com/view/asterisk/trunk/apps/app_db.c?rev=47783&view=markup

What do I see here? All that link shows me is the content of a c file.
What should I do now? Guess how a patch would look like? Against what?

You know that I don't know anything about the project you're working on

> It is strange that the appropriate location could not be found by the tool,
> isn't it?
> Are wrong rejections possible?
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Type_I_and_type_II_errors#False_positive_rate

Seriously: please provide specific information that's related to the
problem. I just had to open my webbrowser three times, only to see some
completely useless website. For example, what am I supposed to do with
your last link here? Learn about what a false positive is? Do you really
think as a software developer I don't know what that is? But I still had
to check your link because you referred to it and I couldn't know
without checking the site if maybe there's some information referring to
your specific problem. This is a waste of time.


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