[Webkit-unassigned] [Bug 32834] svn-apply should handle git patches with similarity index, rename and copy directives

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Thu Jan 28 08:24:13 PST 2010


--- Comment #5 from Chris Jerdonek <cjerdonek at webkit.org>  2010-01-28 08:24:12 PST ---
(In reply to comment #4)

> It'd be great if you could post the example here.  I think I know what you're
> referring to, but it's always best to have a concrete example.

Here is a concrete example (same submitter on same day):



I needed to manually commit it since I had to make changes anyways.

> I don't think this has been an issue in practice because:

I recognize that this might be totally innocuous, but just wanted to raise it
as something else that can come up.  I want to avoid having to use wrapper
scripts if possible, like you.

> - There is no "loss of information" if the unaltered ChangeLog patch is not
> fixed up, and it may optionally be fixed up at any point in the future.  All
> the pieces are there, just not in the optimal order for applying it to the top
> of the ChangeLog file.
> - The commit queue uses svn-apply to apply patches which fixes up the ChangeLog
> patch before applying it.  Individual contributors may also be using svn-apply
> to apply patches, or they may be using resolve-ChangeLogs afterwards.

If this is the case, it seems like it might not be necessary to call
fixChangeLogPatch in svn-create-patch.

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