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.