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Author Topic: patch-2.5.9  (Read 1887 times)
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« on: November 21, 2008, 12:43:19 am »

Hi,

Is it possible to upgrade patch to version 2.5.9? I was trying to build some open source software and patch-2.5.4 failed to apply some patches (I've also read that it can't patch OpenOffice). After replacing it with patch-2.5.9-4 from Debian, I was able to successfully build it.

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« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2008, 03:12:19 pm »

This request should probably have gone into New Package Requests rather than here.

Anyhow, I've had a look around. If (and at the moment, it seems like a fairly big if) I can find some valid source for 2.5.9 I'll see if I can package it. The latest version in the GNU download areas is still 2.5.4, and there seem to be multiple versions of 2.5.8 and 2.5.9, so finding valid source to build with may be a problem.

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« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2008, 01:12:36 pm »

Sorry I didn't post it to the right place - I did look around but I didn't see it.

Is the source code from Debian not good enough? 2.5.9 is installed by default on Ubuntu and many other distros.
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« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2008, 03:19:21 pm »

Sorry I didn't post it to the right place - I did look around but I didn't see it.

Not a big problem - just you would be more likely to get a response in the request area.

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Is the source code from Debian not good enough? 2.5.9 is installed by default on Ubuntu and many other distros.

I'm not sure what the official policy would be. On a practical level, it makes automated packaging more difficult, since all the normal scripts expect a tar.gz or tar.bz2 source package. I'm also a bit puzzled as to why the official GNU package has not been updated past the 2.5.4 version.

I'll see what I can do with it next week sometime....

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« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2008, 11:13:13 pm »


I'm not sure what the official policy would be. On a practical level, it makes automated packaging more difficult, since all the normal scripts expect a tar.gz or tar.bz2 source package. I'm also a bit puzzled as to why the official GNU package has not been updated past the 2.5.4 version.


I downloaded source code from https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/patch/2.5.9-4. It's in .tar.gz format.
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« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2008, 12:38:32 am »

looks like its part of the alpha branch
http://ftp://alpha.gnu.org/gnu/diffutils/patch-2.5.9.tar.gz
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« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2008, 01:21:48 pm »


I'm not sure what the official policy would be. On a practical level, it makes automated packaging more difficult, since all the normal scripts expect a tar.gz or tar.bz2 source package. I'm also a bit puzzled as to why the official GNU package has not been updated past the 2.5.4 version.


I downloaded source code from https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/patch/2.5.9-4. It's in .tar.gz format.

Ah. I only found src.deb format. Fine, I'll grab it and see if I can build it....

paul.
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