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bug#5296: marked as done (vc-rcs rcsdiff -u1 -> -u -1)


From: Emacs bug Tracking System
Subject: bug#5296: marked as done (vc-rcs rcsdiff -u1 -> -u -1)
Date: Mon, 04 Jan 2010 03:56:01 +0000

Your message dated Sun, 3 Jan 2010 19:55:42 -0800 (PST)
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has caused the Emacs bug report #5296,
regarding vc-rcs rcsdiff -u1 -> -u -1
to be marked as done.

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--- Begin Message --- Subject: vc-rcs rcsdiff -u1 -> -u -1 Date: Sat, 2 Jan 2010 22:49:43 GMT
In Emacs 23.1, doing vc-diff on an RCS file results in an error with
GNU diff 2.8.1 (or later):

/usr/bin/diff: `-1' option is obsolete; use `-U 1'                          
..

The *Messages* buffer reports:
vc-do-command: Running rcsdiff -q   -p -u1 maintainers...FAILED (status 2)

I could not quickly tell where the invocation was in vc-rcs.el, but
afaik replacing -u1 with -u 1 (or -U 1) is the solution.  (The workaround for
users is to set _POSIX2_VERSION=0 in the environment.)

karl




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--- Begin Message --- Subject: Re: bug#5296: vc-rcs rcsdiff -u1 -> -u -1 Date: Sun, 3 Jan 2010 19:55:42 -0800 (PST)
address@hidden (Karl Berry) writes:

  >     Do you set `diff-switches' to "-u1" ?
  > 
  > You're completely right (I did that umpteen years ago).

In that case we can close the bug.


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