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Re: [bug-patch] patch failure

From: Andreas Gruenbacher
Subject: Re: [bug-patch] patch failure
Date: Fri, 4 Feb 2011 00:04:04 +0100
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On Monday 22 November 2010 23:54:52 Martin Panter wrote:
> I used to use Patch on Windows and from memory the problem was related
> to Patch opening the diff file in "text" mode and trying to seek in
> the file. Seeking text mode files doesn't work properly in a common
> Windows C library. I made a workaround for Patch to treat the file as
> unseekable, but looking at the current patch source code I don't think
> it ever got merged in. It's the patch-seekable.diff in this email if
> you're interested:
> http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-patch/2009-05/msg00004.html

Hmm, I have now fixed the fifo bug which also affected non-Windows systems.  
Not so sure about the Windows file seek workaround though.  Assuming that this 
bug still exists, could I please have an updated bug report and patch against 
the latest version on ftp://alpha.gnu.org?


Thanks a lot,

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