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Bug 593786 - [Future EAPI] Require GNU patch version 2.7 or later
Summary: [Future EAPI] Require GNU patch version 2.7 or later
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Hosted Projects
Classification: Unclassified
Component: PMS/EAPI (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: PMS/EAPI
Whiteboard: in-eapi-7
Depends on:
Blocks: future-eapi
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Reported: 2016-09-14 17:48 UTC by Mike Gilbert
Modified: 2018-04-30 22:46 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Mike Gilbert gentoo-dev 2016-09-14 17:48:17 UTC
patch-2.7 introduced support for git-formatted patches, which are very common in the wild.
Comment 1 Ulrich Müller gentoo-dev 2016-09-14 19:23:34 UTC
Yes, presumably it is better to introduce this feature in a well defined way.

As patch-2.7.5 is stable, I don't see any obstacle for adding this to EAPI 7.
Comment 2 Larry the Git Cow gentoo-dev 2018-04-30 22:14:29 UTC
The bug has been referenced in the following commit(s):

commit b0b4f343da9050ec5a10cd0644d7e00b1b36f0c4
Author:     Michał Górny <>
AuthorDate: 2017-09-28 17:50:56 +0000
Commit:     Ulrich Müller <>
CommitDate: 2018-03-31 15:30:43 +0000

    EAPI 7 requires GNU patch 2.7.

 commands.tex         | 13 ++++++++-----
 eapi-differences.tex |  4 ++++
 2 files changed, 12 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)}