Bug 363831

Summary: diff -b option (ignore whitespace) does not work
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Ian <i.thurlbeck>
Component: diffutilsAssignee: Tim Waugh <twaugh>
Status: CLOSED ERRATA QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Priority: low    
Version: 8CC: marc_schwartz, thomas
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Hardware: i386   
OS: Linux   
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Fixed In Version: 2.8.1-19.fc8 Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Bug Blocks: 235704, 252117    

Description Ian 2007-11-02 10:00:36 EDT
Description of problem:
-b option (ignore whitespace) on diff does not work

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
diffutils-2.8.1-17.fc8

How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. echo "abc" > f1
2. echo "abc " > f2
3. diff -b f1 f2
  
Actual results:
1c1
< abc
---
> abc


Expected results:
No output.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2007-11-06 07:13:14 EST
Fixed in 2.8.1-18.fc8.
Comment 2 Fedora Update System 2007-11-08 01:00:59 EST
diffutils-2.8.1-19.fc8 has been pushed to the Fedora 8 testing repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
 If you want to test the update, you can install it with 
 su -c 'yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update diffutils'
Comment 3 Marc Schwartz 2007-11-09 17:25:58 EST
Just a quick heads up, that the -19 version seems to have resolved a problem
with running 'make check-all' on R (http://www.r-project.org/).

It's is not on a mirror yet, so I got it directly from Koji at:

http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/buildinfo?buildID=23465


I posted on this issue earlier today on the r-devel list:

https://stat.ethz.ch/pipermail/r-devel/2007-November/047397.html

Thanks to Tom Callaway for referencing this bug.
Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2007-11-12 19:13:48 EST
diffutils-2.8.1-19.fc8 has been pushed to the Fedora 8 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
Comment 5 Tim Waugh 2007-12-13 05:28:49 EST
*** Bug 420791 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***