www/geneweb-5.02 Outdated, Won't Compile.

Alex Stangl alex at stangl.us
Thu Jan 3 14:00:45 UTC 2013

On Wed, Jan 02, 2013 at 08:32:14PM -0800, Jason Helfman wrote:
> Thanks very much for filing the report, but it is possible that it hasn't
> been worked on
> at this point due to the patch not being attached properly. I would suggest
> a follow-up
> to the problem report you original had posted with the patch attached as a
> text file. It
> appears the original patch was posted as a compressed archive.

I try to meticulously follow the Porter's Handbook. At
it says if the diff exceeds 20 KB, to compress and uuencode it.
Since the diff is about 35 KB, that's what I did. Or rather, I
compressed it and let send-pr uuencode it, if I recall correctly.

Is this advice in the Porter's Handbook outdated?

BTW, I notice now the download patch link from the PR seems to deliver a
corrupted file. It's not clear why that is, since I was able to
copy/paste the uuencoded text and uudecode it, and got the correct file.
I can see that this may have caused some difficulty, but if so I wish
somebody would have sent me an email and I would have been happy to send
the diffs in any format they please.


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