[Mailman-Users] Migration Problem

Dennis Putnam dap1 at bellsouth.net
Sun Jan 11 15:23:26 CET 2015

Hi Mark,

As usual you set me on the right path. Thanks.

On 1/11/2015 1:06 AM, Mark Sapiro wrote:
> On 01/08/2015 04:35 PM, Dennis Putnam wrote:
>> I do have the patch files, but I question if they are directly
>> compatible with this version so I haven't tried that yet.
> Usually when applying patches from a prior version, there are at most
> only minor line number offsets. Occasionally there are more serious
> conflicts that have to be resolved by hand, but this is normally not
> difficult if you understand what the patch is doing.
> The only way to know is to apply the patches and see the results. if the
> patch command doesn't complain, that patch is good. if it complains only
> about line # offsets, it's almost certainly still good, and you can diff
> the .orig file the patch command makes with the new file to get a new
> patch with correct line numbers. If it complains about failed hunks, you
> have to manually examine the .rej file to see the problems and figure
> out how to fix them. Often the changed code is good, but the patch fails
> because one of the adjacent lines changed.
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