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Re: [Bash-announce] Bash patches format

From: Siteshwar Vashisht
Subject: Re: [Bash-announce] Bash patches format
Date: Sun, 3 Jun 2018 17:39:11 -0400 (EDT)

----- Original Message -----
> From: "Marty E. Plummer" <address@hidden>
> To: "Chet Ramey" <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden, address@hidden
> Sent: Thursday, May 31, 2018 3:08:57 AM
> Subject: Re: Bash patches format
> Well, as I said, debian and fedora convert to -p1 unified, as current
> debian packages using the quilt 3.0 format expect -p1; I'm unsure as to
> the rationale for fedora doing it.

I converted them so that I can use autosetup[1] macro, it allows automatic 
patching in spec files. Other than bash upstream patches, all the patches were 
applied through '-p1', so I had to convert upstream patches.

> And gentoo expects -p1 by default for
> patches applied by eapply (though you can specify -p0 in the ebuild, it
> is a deviation from the defaults).
> I don't believe debian actually needs a unified diff, but quilt 3.0
> requires -p1 (see

Siteshwar Vashisht

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