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Re: Where is patch?

From: Bruce Korb
Subject: Re: Where is patch?
Date: Wed, 04 Jan 2006 10:08:11 -0800
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Stepan Kasal wrote:

Development versions are on alpha.gnu.org.  You can get patch 2.5.9 from
ftp://alpha.gnu.org/gnu/diffutils/.  I admit this is confusing, there should
be ftp://alpha.gnu.org/gnu/patch/, at least with a readme file.

That would only solve the problem for the program, "patch".
It would be extremely useful for there to be a CGI page that could
map program names, library call names, etc. to projects.
All you need is a consistent way for projects to feed the relevant
data to the database.  :)  eg:

   tar -xzvf ${projtarball}
   cd ${project}*
   ./configure --prefix=/tmp/${project}
   make install

   # find all the documented things this project provides
   echo ${project} $(
       find /tmp/${project}/man -type f | \
           sed 's,.*/,,;s,\..*,,'
       ) > ../${project}.provides

or do something equivalent with .texi files.  :)

Cheers - Bruce

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