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Re: coreutils-6.4 released (stable)

From: Matthew Woehlke
Subject: Re: coreutils-6.4 released (stable)
Date: Wed, 15 Nov 2006 19:13:36 -0600
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Matthew Woehlke wrote:
Paul Eggert wrote:
Perhaps if you get some free time you can write down the exact story
along those lines.

Yup. Let me try this with Eric's m4 1.4.8 candidate and get back to you. I'll also re-post your patch (adjusted) if I have to hack on it again.

Ok. Using the latest snapshot Eric provided me with, m4 fails to build on Tandem NSK/OSS. Using the above, *plus* this patch:
both 'make' and 'make check' succeed.

...and I finally figured out the problem is a simple '-l' (i.e. the amount of whitespace in the patch differs from the sources I have). With 'patch -l' I was able to apply the above patch as-is. (Or at least, the copy of it that I had laying around that I sure don't recall changing, other than to strip the m4 changes. I am now wondering if something went amiss in my copy-pasting that it wasn't working right off.)

Is that more helpful (I hope!)? :-)

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