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Re: [bug-patch] Regression in symbolic link handling

From: Tim Waugh
Subject: Re: [bug-patch] Regression in symbolic link handling
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2015 11:57:26 +0000

On Wed, 2015-02-18 at 12:49 +0100, Jean Delvare wrote:
> rpm-
> rpm-
> rpm- -> beecrypt-4.1.2
> rpm-
> rpm- -> db-4.8.30
> If we can no longer patch files through symbolic links, that means we
> have to include the version number in all paths in such patches, and
> update the patch whenever the version number changes. That would be a
> maintenance pain as you can imagine, which is why we would like to
> avoid it.

Or use -p, like this:

pushd rpm-$rpm_version/beecrypt-$beecrypt_version
# apply beecrypt patches
patch -p2 -i ...

pushd rpm-$rpm_version/db-$db_version
# apply db patches
patch -p2 -i ...


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