File reg_startend patch

Greg Schafer gschafer at
Sat Apr 7 05:35:38 PDT 2007

> Author: matthew
> Date: 2007-03-04 12:28:29 -0700 (Sun, 04 Mar 2007)
> New Revision: 7956


> Upgrade to File-4.20.  Fixes #1968.


> +    <para>Apply a patch to fix a bug caused by an undefined constant:</para>
> +
> +<screen><userinput>patch -Np1 -i ../&file-reg_startend-patch;</userinput></screen>

Umm, why are you applying this patch? Just because it appears on the ftp
site? AFAICT it does nothing for us. It applies only to those platforms
who don't define REG_STARTEND in their system headers eg: Solaris. You can
easily confirm it does nothing on Linux/Glibc by compiling with and
without the patch then diffing the binaries. They are identical (except
for usual date stamps in the *.a archive).


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