Re: R-beta: patches

Peter Dalgaard BSA (
13 Aug 1997 16:54:36 +0200

To: (Paul Gilbert)
Subject: Re: R-beta: patches
From: Peter Dalgaard BSA <>
Date: 13 Aug 1997 16:54:36 +0200
In-Reply-To:'s message of Wed, 13 Aug 1997 10:07:10 -0400 (Paul Gilbert) writes:

> I've loaded R-0.50-a1 but when I try to apply the patches it cannot find the files to apply patches to.
> [9]  gilp/R0.50 : patch <R-0.50-a1.patch1
>   Looks like a new-style context diff.
> File to patch: 

1) Questions about alpha versions belong on r-devel...

2) the way to apply patches is 

cd R-0.50-a1
gunzip -c R-0.50-a1.patch1.gz | patch -p0

Not having the -p option is asking for trouble and *will* make trouble
with patch2 (guess how I know...), but shouldn't do it with patch1. I
don't know why it goes wrong for you, it might be related to your
having a different directory name. Hum, but my own directory  is still
R-0.50-a1 and the 2nd patch refers to R-0.50-a2 and I did get it
patched up to alpha-3, using -p0. Strange. As I read the man page, -p2
should have been necessary....

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