Debian Bug report logs - #541855
patch: failure messages should come out from stderr

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Package: patch; Maintainer for patch is Laszlo Boszormenyi (GCS) <gcs@debian.org>; Source for patch is src:patch.

Reported by: Jari Aalto <jari.aalto@cante.net>

Date: Sun, 16 Aug 2009 18:03:02 UTC

Severity: minor

Found in version patch/2.5.9-5

Forwarded to https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/index.php?27264

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Report forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, Christoph Berg <myon@debian.org>:
Bug#541855; Package patch. (Sun, 16 Aug 2009 18:03:05 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Jari Aalto <jari.aalto@cante.net>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: patch: failure messages should come out from stderr
Date: Sun, 16 Aug 2009 20:59:48 +0300
Package: patch
Version: 2.5.9-5
Severity: minor


It would be helpful if failure messages were displayed on stderr, not
stdout to filter the messages

    Hunk #5 FAILED at 220.
    1 out of 6 hunks FAILED -- saving rejects to file arch/sh/kernel/time_32.c.rej

An example:

   patch -p2 < *.diff > good.log 2> bad.log

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.26-1-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_DK.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_DK.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages patch depends on:
ii  libc6                         2.9-23     GNU C Library: Shared libraries

patch recommends no packages.

Versions of packages patch suggests:
ii  diff-doc                      2.8.1-10   documentation for GNU diffutils
ii  ed                            1.4-1      The classic UNIX line editor

-- no debconf information




Set Bug forwarded-to-address to ''Failure messages should come out from stderr' https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/index.php?27264'. Request was from Jari Aalto <jari.aalto@cante.net> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Sun, 16 Aug 2009 18:27:05 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Changed Bug forwarded-to-address to 'https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/index.php?27264' from ''Failure messages should come out from stderr' https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/index.php?27264' Request was from Sandro Tosi <morph@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Mon, 24 Aug 2009 22:45:28 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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