Re: diff patches from

Michael Hall <> writes:

> On Wed, Jan 20, 1999 at 07:26:21PM +0300, Mohammad Abdin wrote:
>   Speaking of diffs I grabbed the latest diffs for imlib, gnome-libs,
> gnome-media, gnome-objc, gnome-util, gnumeric, mc and enlightenment.
>   Gnome-libs, gnome-media, gnome-objc all failed with a malformed patch
> error. Imlib and mc failed also, but after looking at the '.rej' I
> realized it was due to running libtoolize --force (imlib) and applying
> a patch from the list (mc), after unpacking my original tarballs they
> applied fine. The others all applied fine first time around.
>   Maybe someone should take a look at the diffs for gnome-libs, gnome-media
> and gnome-objc and double-check them or maybe it was just something in
> the transfer when I got them ? 
>   Long live diffs ! Except for gnome-libs, the other packages I had to
> get tarballs instead of diffs for were relatively small. Sure is nice to
> just to patch something like enlightenment, etc. vs going out and getting
> monster tarballs everytime upgrades come out.

I wouldn't be surprised if the patches on the site were messed up.  My
server is very overloaded, and occasionally reboots from high load.
That tends to do nastiness to all sorts of things running on there
(LinuxHQ,, the snapshots, etc.)


 - Jim

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