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Re: solaris patch vs. linux patch

Brett @Google wrote:

Just wondering if anybody knows why solaris patch refuses to process the
bdb 4.7 patch files, where the patch command on linux works perfectly.

Ie: on solaris :

patch -p0 <patch.
   Looks like a context diff to me...
Hunk #1 failed at line 187.
Hunk #3 failed at line 296.
2 out of 4 hunks failed: saving rejects to sequence/sequence.c.rej

Looks like you're using Solaris' old patch, which doesn't understand unified diffs. You need a recent GNU patch...

Works fine on a linux machine ?

Have tried patch 2.5.9 built from soruce on gnu.org <http://gnu.org>,
this fails also.

(i usually end up patching on linux, and then copying the patched
tarball back to solaris.. but just wondering?)


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