problem with 'patch' version 2.7.1-1 in Apache OpenOffice build under Windows

Corinna Vinschen
Mon Jul 29 15:20:00 GMT 2013

On Jul 29 16:17, Oliver-Rainer Wittmann wrote:
> Hi,
> I am Oliver-Rainer Wittmann, a software developer working on Apache
> OpenOffice.
> I am not subscribed to this mailing cygwin at cygwin dot com. Thus,
> please include my mail address in your replies - Thx in advance.
> I just want to inform you that version 2.7.1-1 of 'patch' breaks the
> current Apache OpenOffice build under Windows.
> It is caused by the fact that a non-CRLF patch could not be applied
> to a CRLF file.


> I have seen that this has been already reported on this list - see
> thread [Bug with Cygwin's 'quilt' is actually in 'patch']
> As Apache OpenOffice is built on different platforms (Windows,
> MacOS, Linux, ...) and developers are working on different platforms
> it can happen that patches and files got different line endings.
> Thus, Apache OpenOffice is hit by the change in new cygwin 'patch'.
> Question:
> Is it still possible to change the line ending of a certain line in
> a file from CRLF to non-CRLF with 'patch' version 2.7.1-1?

This is upstream choice.


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