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    SubjectRe: bad patches (was: Patches vs complete tarballs....)
    On Thu, 13 Aug 1998, Albert D. Cahalan wrote:

    > Shawn Leas writes:

    > > Notice the prog dir is inside a seperate subdir, but kernel patches
    > > simply have a ver appended to a dir. This is OK.
    > No, look:
    > diff -u --recursive --new-file v2.1.114/linux/CREDITS linux/CREDITS
    > --- v2.1.114/linux/CREDITS Tue Jul 21 00:15:29 1998
    > +++ linux/CREDITS Thu Aug 6 11:13:43 1998
    > Count the number of slashes in each name. You will see that they are
    > not the same, which is bad. Patching results will vary with the version
    > of the patch program that you use.

    I know, and I was clumsily trying to make the same point. The reference
    to "prog dir is inside a seperate subdir" means that there are differing
    numbers of subdirs.

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