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Re: [HACKERS] patching utilities?

From: Bruce Momjian <maillist(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: lockhart(at)alumni(dot)caltech(dot)edu (Thomas G(dot) Lockhart)
Cc: hackers(at)postgreSQL(dot)org
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] patching utilities?
Date: 1998-10-02 16:23:23
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> Is it too late to consider distributing a patching mechanism with the
> upcoming release? 
> Probably everyone has some sort of utility for doing this; I've got
> GenPatches and ApplyPatches which traverse the source tree looking for
> ".orig" files and running diff on any it finds, saving the results to
> .patch files. If we packaged these routines (perhaps slightly modified
> to encapsulate any patches into a specific area; or we could use someone
> else's routines) into a new directory
>   $(POSTGRESDIR)/patch
> then we could generate standard patch tarballs which people could put
> into that directory and then automatically expand and apply.
> Does anyone want to work on it?

The Developer's FAQ mentions our difforig, cporig, rmorig tools.  To
apply the patch, just use any standard patch program, no?

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