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Re: [bug-gnulib] What happened to latest versions of GNU Patch?

From: Bruno Haible
Subject: Re: [bug-gnulib] What happened to latest versions of GNU Patch?
Date: Mon, 24 Apr 2006 14:13:21 +0200
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Antonio Diaz Diaz wrote on 2006-03-16:
> By the way. Just now I have found the file patch-2.5.9.tar.gz (date 
> 1-Jun-2004) in the directory ftp://alpha.gnu.org/gnu/diffutils/ after 
> spending more than ten hours patching and cleaning patch-2.5.4 (the 
> latest stable release). :-(

When looking for the newest version of a GNU package, looking on alpha.gnu.org
was the preferred way ca. 10 or 5 years ago. Nowadays most GNU projects have
a publicly accessible CVS (most at savannah.gnu.org, some at sourceforge.net
or other sites); this is where you should look for newest sources. If you
don't find nothing there, take a look at the Debian packages; Debian also
maintains some packages that have no official maintainer.

But I agree with you: the relation between GNU patch and GNU diffutils is not
clear when you look at websites looking for 'patch' but don't know about the


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