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[Findutils-patches] [PATCH 1/2] Explain that before reporting a problem,

From: James Youngman
Subject: [Findutils-patches] [PATCH 1/2] Explain that before reporting a problem, you should try the current
Date: Sat, 23 Jun 2007 14:31:23 +0100

release of findutils.

Signed-off-by: James Youngman <address@hidden>
 doc/find.texi |   13 ++++++++++++-
 1 files changed, 12 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)

diff --git a/doc/find.texi b/doc/find.texi
index c72d847..68e53d6 100644
--- a/doc/find.texi
+++ b/doc/find.texi
@@ -146,7 +146,18 @@ find a smaller example which exhibits the same problem)
 @item The output you expected to get
 @end itemize
+It may also be the case that the bug you are describing has already
+been fixed, if it is a bug.  Please check the most recent findutils
+releases at @url{} and, if possible,
+the development branch at @url{}.
+If you take the time to check that your bug still exists in current
+releases, this will greatly help people who want to help you solve
+your problem.  Please also be aware that if you obtained findutils as
+part of the GNU/Linux 'distribution', the distributions often lag
+seriously behind findutils releases, even the stable release.  Please
+check the GNU FTP site.
 * Scope::
 * Overview::
 * find Expressions::

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From: James Youngman <address@hidden>
To: address@hidden
Date: Sat, 23 Jun 2007 14:52:02 +0100
Subject: [PATCH 2/2] Mention "check most recent release" documentation change

 NEWS |    3 +++
 1 files changed, 3 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)

diff --git a/NEWS b/NEWS
index 09adf61..82a6d9b 100644
--- a/NEWS
+++ b/NEWS
@@ -12,6 +12,9 @@ Point out more explicitly that the subsecond timestamp support
 introduced by findutils-4.3.3 introduces a change in the format of
 several fields.
+Also explain that when reporting a bug, you should check the most
+recent findutils release first.
 * Major changes in release 4.3.8
 ** Bug Fixes

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