Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 68537
missing dependency: wdiff
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:28:44 EDT
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Description of problem:
pdiff, part of a2ps, uses wdiff when not used with the -l option. The wdiff is
no dependency for a2ps, though. This leads to errors for all uses of pdiff
except when -l is used.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.pdiff /dev/null /dev/null -- -Pdisplay
Actual Results: /usr/bin/pdiff: wdiff: command not found
Expected Results: If wdiff would be available the correct output would be used.
If wdiff cannot be provided (and I know it has some problems) the -l should be
made the default and maybe the -w option should be disabled.
This bug is still a problem in redhat 9 - please change the version number.
debian has a package for wdiff:
which patches the tar.gz from gnu.org to keep it from
dumping core at least.
Wouldn't it make sense to add the patched wdiff to diffutils?
It is a nice program.
*** Bug 104107 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
It's ok with me to add it.
Extras or Core though?
If a2ps is trying to call it, I suppose it should be in Core.