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Re: Unable to get any DIffs to work

On Thu, 2006-01-12 at 13:07 -0500, Jonathan Noack wrote:

> Ville,
> Should we make a recommendation/requirement to use the GNU diffutils?

I thought this was documented somewhere, but apparently it isn't.  I
also think that GNU diff is not _really_ a hard dependency, but some
diff types just won't work with for example the Solaris native ones (it
doesn't even seem to have -u!), so things will need some configuration,
eg. disabling some diff types in cvsweb.conf.

So yes, I think it would be a good idea to document this somehow.  I'm
not sure exactly how, though... but at least "use GNU diff" involves
building the rcs utils so that they'll use the GNU stuff, diff is not
invoked directly by cvsweb.

BTW, I have access to a Solaris 8 box where I can do limited testing; no
chance to install cvsweb there though.