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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