[development] Patches on OS X

Ken Rickard agentrickard at gmail.com
Sat Apr 14 14:35:32 UTC 2007

Seems to be a whitespace issue.  Not sure of the cause and I could not
replicate the error when I rolled a new patch today.

I created http://drupal.org/node/136288 to address.

- Ken

On 4/14/07, Ken Rickard <agentrickard at gmail.com> wrote:
> All-
> I'm trying to troubleshoot an issue that came up when working on
> http://drupal.org/node/118660.
> I run OS X (10.4) and roll patches using 'cvs diff -up > file.patch' on
> the command line.  This uses the Darwinports version of cvs.
> As near as I can figure, differences in how Macs handle linebreaks (/n vs.
> /r) cause problems, as running the patch will generate the error:
> "patch unexpectedly ends in middle of line"
> See http://drupal.org/node/122734 for another example.
> A Google search reveals 84 reported instances of this type error on
> drupal.org, so I'd like to add some handbook notes about it, but can't
> figure the solution.  It seems to be quite common (there are over 400,000
> matches on google), but no one ever reports a solution.
> The closest I've seen is dreweish's note at
> http://drupal.org/node/35945#comment-217838, which suggests running a
> linebreak converter before applying a patch.  But this doesn't seem to help
> me in rolling and submitting a patch.
> Unless the answer is to run a linebreak converter on the patch after its
> rolled and before I submit it.  But opening the patchfile in BBEdit
> indicates that the file has Unix line ends.
> I can even see in the Darwinports release where this error comes from. (
> http://www.opensource.apple.com/darwinsource/Current/patch_cmds-10/patch/pch.c).
> But no instructions for how to handle it.
> Offlist answers are fine.  I intend to write a handbook note with the
> answers.
> Ref:
>  http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&hs=UeN&q=site%3Adrupal.org+patch+unexpectedly+ends+in+middle+of+line&btnG=Search
>  http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&hs=6Ji&q=patch+unexpectedly+ends+in+middle+of+line&btnG=Search
> -- Ken Rickard
> agentrickard
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