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Re: Bash patches format

From: Christian Weisgerber
Subject: Re: Bash patches format
Date: Wed, 30 May 2018 16:59:15 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.9.5 (2018-04-13)

Marty E. Plummer:

> Maintainers, I'd really like to hear your thoughts on this matter. If
> the diffs are produced as -p1 unified diffs, then downstreams who do
> convert from -p0 context won't have to, and distros who work around it
> won't either.

Speaking in my capacity as the OpenBSD packager for bash, either
way is fine.  We use the upstream patches as provided ("distribution
patches").  These are applied with -p0 by default, but it's utterly
trivial to specify -p1 if necessary.  The choice of context vs.
unified diffs is immaterial; patch(1) handles both formats.

Christian "naddy" Weisgerber                          address@hidden

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