svn commit: r39245 - head/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/porters-handbook

Warren Block wblock at
Sun Jul 22 21:51:28 UTC 2012

Author: wblock
Date: Sun Jul 22 21:51:27 2012
New Revision: 39245

  Remove obsolete svn diff option.
  PR:		170006
  Submitted by:	beat at


Modified: head/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/porters-handbook/book.sgml
--- head/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/porters-handbook/book.sgml	Sun Jul 22 16:43:08 2012	(r39244)
+++ head/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/porters-handbook/book.sgml	Sun Jul 22 21:51:27 2012	(r39245)
@@ -10371,15 +10371,12 @@ as .putsy.conf and edit it.</programlist
       <para>The last step is to make a unified &man.diff.1;
 	of the files against SVN:</para>
-      <screen>&prompt.user; <userinput>svn diff -N &gt; ../`basename ${PWD}`.diff</userinput></screen>
+      <screen>&prompt.user; <userinput>svn diff &gt; ../`basename ${PWD}`.diff</userinput></screen>
-	<para>It is important to use <option>-N</option> to ensure
-	  that files you have added or removed are accounted for in
-	  the patch.  The patch will include any removed files when
-	  applied, though the file contents will be empty, so remember
-	  to include these in the PR so the committer knows to remove
-	  them.</para>
+	<para>Any files that have been removed should be explicitly
+	  mentioned in the PR, because file removal may not be obvious
+	  to the committer.</para>
       <para>Send your patch following the guidelines in

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