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Re: Bash patches format

From: Marty E. Plummer
Subject: Re: Bash patches format
Date: Wed, 30 May 2018 20:08:57 -0500

On Wed, May 30, 2018 at 09:15:04AM -0400, Chet Ramey wrote:
> On 5/29/18 8:25 PM, Marty E. Plummer wrote:
> >> If people are willing to do the conversion between patch formats for their
> >> own purposes, more power to them. I don't see any compelling reason to
> >> change the format I use.
> >>
> > Could I at least convince you to start doing -p1, if not unified?
> Why -p1?
Well, as I said, debian and fedora convert to -p1 unified, as current
debian packages using the quilt 3.0 format expect -p1; I'm unsure as to
the rationale for fedora doing it. And gentoo expects -p1 by default for
patches applied by eapply (though you can specify -p0 in the ebuild, it
is a deviation from the defaults).

I don't believe debian actually needs a unified diff, but quilt 3.0
requires -p1 (see https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2009/03/msg00368.html).
> -- 
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> Chet Ramey, UTech, CWRU    address@hidden    http://tiswww.cwru.edu/~chet/

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