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[bug-diffutils] bug#19186: bug#19186: [PATCH] OS/2 patches

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: [bug-diffutils] bug#19186: bug#19186: [PATCH] OS/2 patches
Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2014 07:56:29 -0800

On Wed, Dec 10, 2014 at 9:37 PM, KO Myung-Hun <address@hidden> wrote:
> Jim Meyering wrote:
>> On Tue, Nov 25, 2014 at 6:29 PM, KO Myung-Hun <address@hidden> wrote:
>>> Hi/2.
>>> These are OS/2 patches.
>>> Review, please...
>>> [PATCH 1/2] build: use quotation mark(") for PATH
>>> [PATCH 2/2] diff: skip test if seek is not possible on OS/2 kLIBC
>> I saw no patches here, but was able to dig them out of the
>> bug-tracking system at http://debbugs.gnu.org/19186.
>> I have applied and pushed the first one.  Thank you.
>> However, for the second, my inclination is that if at all possible,
>> it should be fixed via an lseek replacement that does something
>> more sensible. Of course, that may not be possible, but from
>> what you've presented so far, I cannot tell. Please demonstrate
>> a use of diff that shows how OS/2+kLIBC's lseek fails.
> Do you want this ?
> -----
> $ cat file | diff - file
> diff.exe: -: Invalid seek
> -----

Yes.  Thanks. That shows how lseek-pipe fails on your system.
Please adjust your patch to make diff ignore failure only in that case,
i.e., when errno == EINVAL (assuming strerror(EINVAL)
produces that diagnostic).

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