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Old 09-19-2012, 01:24 PM   #1
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patch 2.7 in slackware 13.37 and 14.0 has quite serious bugs


The latest version of patch 2.7 has a bug which will cause file lost when applying git generated diff. I have already been hurt by this bug.

http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.gnu.patch.bugs/380

The git repository of patch seems have fixed this problem. (git://git.savannah.gnu.org/patch.git)

281537bcd92 "In a git-style diff, make sure not to unlink the original
by accident" fixed the problem.

99f263876 "Fix file truncation when switching from git diff to non-git
diff", seems serious enough to be considered for updating the patch program.

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Old 09-19-2012, 01:53 PM   #2
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Those will be patched soon.
 
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Old 09-19-2012, 02:27 PM   #3
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Those will be patched soon.
Thanks!
 
Old 09-19-2012, 07:51 PM   #4
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Very punny =)
 
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Old 09-20-2012, 05:18 AM   #5
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It seems they jumped the gun on releasing patch even after so many years.
 
  


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