Re: Possible bug in dpkg-source? Possible fix?
Paul Serice <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Now, I have looked through the man page for patch and it seems that
> the option "-b" should be replaced with "-z". When I make the
> substitution, all works well.
> Am I behind the times, or is this a bug?
This *is* a bug. The `patch' command recently changed its
command-line specification in a non-backward-compatible manner. In my
opinion this is just stupid lossage. It broke some of my custom
patching tools as well.
This ought to be fixed ASAP, IMHO.
(Note that I believe you need -b as well as -z; -z by itself is not
sufficient as far as I know.)
Ben Pfaff <email@example.com> 12167 Airport Rd, DeWitt MI 48820, USA
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