[fpc-pascal] Git line endings leading to patch problems - was [Semi-OT] Git format patches don't seem to work

Florian Klämpfl florian at freepascal.org
Fri Oct 7 20:44:54 CEST 2011

Am 07.10.2011 11:28, schrieb Marco van de Voort:
> In our previous episode, Graeme Geldenhuys said:
>>> So while it could be used, I'd have to remember to run unix2dos over it
>>> - that is, if people expect a Windows patch (
>> I don't think that is needed. I believe the 'patch' program will sort
>> that out by itself. I have sent numerous patches to FPC and Lazarus
>> (both those repositories are git ones on my Linux system). Nobody has
>> ever complained that the EOL style was wrong. I also don't specify the
>> --no-prefix when creating patches. Again, the 'patch' program can handle
>> those a/... b/... prefixes for the committer without problems.
> I usually apply patches on FreeBSD, and in rarer cases Linux.
> Even up to date patch doesn't always process lineendings properly btw. I
> have to dos2unix often on *nix too.
> Recently a lot of patches with incorrect filenames, or no filenames if the
> patch is for a single file, or even not in universal format have been
> submitted, and it takes some work (doable, but annoying) to apply them.
> Since the patches aren't tagged with what generated them, I assumed it was
> GIT based.

git patches can be applied using
on unix.

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