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Re: Problem experienced with ncurses-5.3-20030719-patch.sh (Cygwin)

From: Frank Heckenbach
Subject: Re: Problem experienced with ncurses-5.3-20030719-patch.sh (Cygwin)
Date: Sun, 19 Sep 2004 03:21:56 +0200
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Thomas Dickey wrote:

> On Fri, 17 Sep 2004, Adrian Ford wrote:
> > I can't vouch if this problem would apply to other
> > flavours of Unix, but I would recommend one of two
> > approaches:
> >
> > 1. Have the patch script check for the existence of
> > "patch" and exit with non-zero status immediately with
> > an appropriate error message before performing any
> > actions
> or have the Cygwin packagers make the proper dependency checks (that's
> what packagers for other systems do).

While such a dependency check is certainly in order, I think it
wouldn't hurt for the patch script to check the exit status of patch
as well. Apart from a non-existent patch, other things could go
wrong when patching, and a non-zero status might indicate such


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