claws-mail hosed in today's Rawhide

Michael Schwendt mschwendt at
Tue Mar 29 19:11:01 UTC 2011

On Tue, 29 Mar 2011 18:31:37 +0200, Michał wrote:

> > On Tue, 29 Mar 2011 17:19:06 +0200, Michał wrote:
> >
> >> Quilt was also not changed for F15 and it's broken
> >>
> >
> > But "patch" was modified in a way that caused regression
> > in some tools/apps, see:
> >
> >
> >
> I downgraded patch to the first F14 version and it did not solve the problem.

Which you have mentioned in bz already. But what are you trying to prove?
Obviously, it's possible to break existing apps by releasing broken
updates of tools/libraries/modules, which are used by the apps. I didn't
claim that patch would be the culprit. I just pointed at the update that
temporarily caused problems and broke interdiff/patchutils.

That's a different scenario than the Claws Mail rebuild.

There is a test-case for Quilt, so it should be possible to debug it and
find out why it fails to apply the patch files. Alternatively, you could
examine Quilt's dependencies (Perl modules it seems!) and compare with
"rpm -qa --last|less" to see whether any of those packages have been
updated recently. In conjunction with a brief look at the source code it
might be that you could reduce the number of packages a lot.

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