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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.

-Shawn
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