change to ee.c

Alexander Leidinger Alexander at
Sun Nov 30 23:36:20 PST 2008

Quoting Bruce Cran <bruce at> (from Sun, 30 Nov 2008 10:31:56 -0800):

> On Sun, 30 Nov 2008 09:12:26 -0500
> Eitan Adler <eitanadlerlist at> wrote:
>> Hash: SHA1
>> Bruce Cran wrote:
>> <snip>
>> > The version of ee in FreeBSD is fairly old: the latest from
>> > is 1.4.6.
>> How difficult would it be to bring it up to date?  How come it has not
>> been updated so far?
> I'd guess it hasn't been updated because it works as it is and nobody
> has taken an interest in bringing it up to date.  I don't know how many
> patches have been applied locally to it but that would be the main
> challenge in importing a newer version: you'd have to go through the
> FreeBSD CVS history and check that any changes/fixes that were made to
> FreeBSD's version are either already included in the new release or
> ensure that those changes get re-applied to the new version.

It _may_ be more easy to find out which version is in our source tree,  
and make a diff between the original vendor version and what we have.  
Depending on the amount of changes there, this is faster than to real  
all the version control logs to determine if there's a difference or  
not. In the end you have to read some logs too, but only those, which  
change lines which a different from those of the vendor version (e.g.  
via the annotated view at


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