Description of problem:
Some of the programs provided by the patchutils package may invoke `patch`, but the package does not depend on the patch package:
$ yum deplist patchutils
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Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
I believe but am not certain that you can get `combinediff` to invoke `patch` if you provide it with two patches operating on the same file. You can see it in the source here: https://github.com/twaugh/patchutils/blob/3c70aa137ad8c4ea9085a73c0dbc1c6897b6ad45/src/interdiff.c#L839
In Debian, patchutils does indeed depend on patch. https://packages.debian.org/buster/patchutils
patchutils-0.3.4-12.fc28 has been submitted as an update to Fedora 28. https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2018-60c79aee61
patchutils-0.3.4-12.fc28 has been pushed to the Fedora 28 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
See https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/QA:Updates_Testing for
instructions on how to install test updates.
You can provide feedback for this update here: https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2018-60c79aee61
Looks good, thanks! I really haven't the slightest clue how packaging in the Red Hat universe works but I do know this is also a problem on centos; do I need to file another bug on https://bugs.centos.org/ for that?
patchutils-0.3.4-12.fc28 has been pushed to the Fedora 28 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
Sorry, only just found this. It's quite possible CentOS has already picked up this fix.