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Re: maintaining bash
"Hans W. Horn" wrote:
> This mysterious patch of Pierre: is it in that half-a-ton patch file that
> comes with the bash-2.05b-17 sources?
> If yes, hasn't anybody tried to get this patch back into bash mainstream?
No, this is Pierre's patch:
If you run diffstat on the patch file for the -17 package,
$ diffstat bash-2.05b-17.patch
bashline.c | 28
config.h.in | 6
configure |12040 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++----------------
configure.in | 2
execute_cmd.c | 21
findcmd.c | 2
general.c | 9
jobs.c | 102
jobs.h | 12
lib/readline/bind.c | 2
lib/readline/display.c | 26
lib/readline/mbutil.c | 14
lib/readline/readline.c | 1
lib/readline/vi_mode.c | 7
subst.c | 43
test.c | 2
16 files changed, 8353 insertions(+), 3964 deletions(-)
...you will see that the vast majority of that is in configure, a generated file.
That happens when you "autoreconf" a package to get the lastest autotool m4 macros
and recreate all the generated files from *.in and *.am. When you see a package
with a ginormous patch it's usually because the maintainer did "autoreconf
--install --force --verbose" before packaging. But, there are some actual patches
mixed in with the autoreconf noise, to be sure.