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bug #39346: patch 2.7 with 'diff --git' deletes files erroneously on Open Solaris

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Submitted on:  Wed 26 Jun 2013 05:55:22 PM UTC  
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Wed 26 Jun 2013 05:55:22 PM UTC, original submission:


I needed to patch a file on opensolaris, and downloaded patch 2.7 from http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/patch/ , thinking it was the latest version since it's at the bottom of the list.

After much testing, I noticed that patch 2.7.1 is also on the page (further up), and it doesn't delete files.

Could someone get rid of this 'landmine', or put it into a subdirectory named 'buggy-do-not-use'? I just wasted over
an hour on this and only noticed the 2.7.1 version as I was composing this bug report. :-(




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