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Re: patches to vendor source trees - discussion
Christopher Faylor wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 03, 2001 at 01:37:03PM +1100, Robert Collins wrote:
> >On Sat, 2001-11-03 at 13:25, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> >> On Sat, Nov 03, 2001 at 01:15:54PM +1100, Robert Collins wrote:
> >> >On Sat, 2001-11-03 at 13:03, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> >> >>Couldn't the patch remove itself?
> >> >
> >> >Not if you create the patch via diff!
> >> Why? The patch could patch itself into a zero length file and the file
> >> could be removed via "patch -E".
> >To make the patch a zero length file, the entire contents need to be
> >listed with a - before each line right?
> >so how long is a file that completely contains itself?
> Yep. You're right. If the patch was constructed from diff and if there
> was only one file, you couldn't have the patch delete itself.
How about a script? Call it say pristine-src or something like that.
You would give it a package-version for the parameter. Then the script
would apply the patch and if successful remove the patch file. You
could even give it some options to allow for a backup of the current src
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