[tex-live] TeXLive 2008 source patches
karl at freefriends.org
Thu Jul 3 00:42:07 CEST 2008
140_all_cpdevnull.patch : This one is more weird. I have a bug report
 from someone who had problems with using 'cp /dev/null foo'. It is
probably due to his system which gave him a broken /dev/null. I'm still
unsure if the patch is ok to apply (be it in tl2008 or as a 'vendor'
patch) so I have not yet included it. Could anyone please ack/disack
such a change ? (it seems the 'cp /dev/null' has been there for ages
and that's the first time I see such a problem...).
Indeed, if cp /dev/null doesn't work, it seems to me the system is
fundamentally broken. I am not inclined to make the change. Not to
mention look through all sources everywhere to see where else it is done.
The others are for Jonathan ...
@@ -28,7 +28,7 @@ txt: $(manfiles:.1=.txt)
# Makefile can change for reasons that do not affect the man pages.
# At present, all but VERSION should be unused.
- cp /dev/null sedscript
+ echo > sedscript
for f in $(kpathsea_dir)/paths.h; do \
sed -n -e '/^#define/s/#define[ ][ ]*\([A-Z_a-z][A-Z_a-z]*\)[ ][ ]*\(.*\)/s%@\1@%\2%/p' \
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