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bug#61386: [PATCH] cp,mv,install: Disable sparse copy on macOS

From: Pádraig Brady
Subject: bug#61386: [PATCH] cp,mv,install: Disable sparse copy on macOS
Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2023 00:51:08 +0000
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On 23/02/2023 22:23, Paul Eggert wrote:
On 2/20/23 13:14, Pádraig Brady wrote:
Since https://github.com/coreutils/gnulib/commit/4db8db34
gnulib has been unconditionally replacing lseek() on macos.
Now with SEEK_DATA undefined that replaced lseek()
will run the code intended for BeOS.
So either the lseek.m4 or lseek.c needs adjusting accordingly.

Good catch, thanks. I updated the Gnulib patch accordingly; see attached.


On 2/20/23 02:21, George Valkov wrote:
  > What is the correct way to apply your patch?

Sounds like patching is a bit of a hassle, so to make things easier I
installed the attached patch into Gnulib, and propagated this into

The latest coreutils that should include all fixes for this issue is at
That should be buildable with the standard ./configure && make combo


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