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Re: Why won't patch create new files?

Ragnar Hojland Espinosa wrote:
  >On Sun, 6 Sep 1998, Oliver Elphick wrote:
  >> I'm trying to use `dpkg-source -x' but it is refusing to create files
  >> from the diff that do not exist in the original.  For example:
  >You probabily need to use -N when creating the diffs.

My problem is with dpkg-source -x on _ANY_ package.  You might have noticed
that the example I gave was attempting to extract the source for patch
itself!  The new directories and files exist in the patch file, but
patch refuses to create them in the target tree; instead it complains
that the file to be patched does not exist.  This is worthy of MicroSoft!

Oliver Elphick                                Oliver.Elphick@lfix.co.uk
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