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From "Jean T. Anderson" <...@bristowhill.com>
Subject Re: Questions about committing doc patches
Date Mon, 04 Dec 2006 19:49:17 GMT
Andrew McIntyre wrote:
> On 12/4/06, Laura Stewart <scotsmatrix@gmail.com> wrote:
...
>> Step 3
>> If your machine is a different architecture from the machine on which
>> the patch was created, convert the file.
>>
>> Question - Aren't all patch files diff files? How will I know that the
>> patch was created on a different machine?  I use Windows, what should
>> I look for to know that the patch was created in UNIX?  Is the syntax:
>> unix2dos patch.diff      or       unix2dos > patch.diff  ?
>  
> I think step 3 should be removed. All patch files will be unified
> format diff files, as output by svn diff. Any patch program should be
> able to compensate for line-ending differences, since presumably on
> Windows you'll be using Cygwin's patch program. So, there should never
> be a need to convert the line-endings in the file.
> 

I get errors on Linux if I don't convert the file. You don't have this
problem?

 -jean


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