Bug 119697 - RFE: add a gendiff that works
RFE: add a gendiff that works
Status: ASSIGNED
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: patchutils (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Tim Waugh
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Reported: 2004-04-01 10:52 EST by Mark McLoughlin
Modified: 2016-05-26 09:49 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-10-18 15:35:21 EDT
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Description Mark McLoughlin 2004-04-01 10:52:14 EST
I can't really explain this bug better than the irc log explains it: :-)

<twaugh> markmc: er.. gendiff comes from rpm, not patchutils
<twaugh> markmc: but maybe I should add a gendiff (which works)
<alex> from rpm???
<twaugh> alex: sure, try rpm -qf /usr/bin/gendiff
<alex> but why?
<markmc> twaugh, ah :-)
<markmc> twaugh, that makes no sense ! :-)
<twaugh> markmc: change the summary to 'RFE: add a gendiff that works'
and I'll look at it in a spare moment
<twaugh> markmc: while I'm at it I could make it use -p


This is in reference to a bug I logged against gendiff - bug #11963
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2006-08-07 21:54:13 EDT
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Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2006-10-18 15:35:21 EDT
Red Hat Linux is no longer supported by Red Hat, Inc. If you are still
running Red Hat Linux, you are strongly advised to upgrade to a
current Fedora Core release or Red Hat Enterprise Linux or comparable.
Some information on which option may be right for you is available at
http://www.redhat.com/rhel/migrate/redhatlinux/.

Closing as CANTFIX.
Comment 3 Tim Waugh 2007-06-25 05:54:11 EDT
Original bug report:
  https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=119693
Comment 4 Mark McLoughlin 2008-04-24 03:47:36 EDT
Another idea for a new gendiff:

  http://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2008-April/msg01813.html

It's easy to lose a patch header when you re-diff a patch because you have to do
e.g.

  $> head -10 foo-fix-bar.patch > t.tmp
  $> gendiff foo-1.2.3 .fix-bar >> t.tmp
  $> mv t.tmp foo-fix-bar.patch

but it'd be much nicer to be able to just do:

  $> gendiff foo-1.2.3 .fix-bar foo-fix-bar.patch

and have the patch header retained

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