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Re: [bug-patch] Re: [BUG?] rename patch accepted with --dry-run, rejecte

From: Andreas Gruenbacher
Subject: Re: [bug-patch] Re: [BUG?] rename patch accepted with --dry-run, rejected without (Re: [PATCH V3] arm & sh: factorised duplicated clkdev.c)
Date: Sun, 5 Sep 2010 00:26:08 +0200
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On Sunday 05 September 2010 00:01:52 Russell King - ARM Linux wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 04, 2010 at 11:46:11PM +0200, Andreas Gruenbacher wrote:
> > On Saturday 04 September 2010 23:45:27 Russell King - ARM Linux wrote:
> > > It also makes them incompatible with GNU patch, whether or not GNU patch
> > > understands the GIT headers.
> > 
> > Aha?  Then why do you think GNU patch tries to understand the GIt patch 
> > headers?  So that it can be incompatible with GIT?
> Read what you said last time around.  "In this case, the patch itself is
> broken."

I was corrected on that by Jonathan Nieder's mail which describes a detail of 
the GIT patch format that I didn't know about.  So it's a bug in the way GNU 
patch handles the git patch format and not an error in the patch.  Not nice 
and probably not easy to fix, but not fundamentally unfixable.


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