bugGNU arch -- a revision control system - Bugs: bug #7441, Mac OS 10.2 ships with GNU diff


bug #7441: Mac OS 10.2 ships with GNU diff

Submitted by:  None
Submitted on:  Sun 25 Jan 2004 10:04:26 PM UTC  
Category: tlaSeverity: 3 - Normal
Item Group: bugStatus: None
Privacy: PublicOpen/Closed: Open
Release: 1.1
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Sun 25 Jan 2004 10:04:26 PM UTC, original submission:

The configure script errouneously reports that I don't have GNU diff. 10.2 ships with GNU diff, not BSD diff. BSD derived doesn't mean BSD diff, evidently.

[Imladris:tla-1.1/src/build] augie% ../configure --prefix /Users/augie/unixSoft

The configured versions of diff and diff3 do not handle files
not ending in newline correctly.

configured diff = diff.
configured diff3 = diff3.

Use config options
--with-gnu-diff PROG
--with-gnu-diff3 PROG
(Example systems: some NetBSD, FreeBSD, and MacOS versions.)

% diff --version
diff - GNU diffutils version 2.7
% whereis diff
% diff3 --version
diff3 - GNU diffutils version 2.7
% whereis diff3



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