odd patch issue

Kevin Fenzi kevin at scrye.com
Mon Mar 14 22:44:31 CET 2016

On Mon, 14 Mar 2016 21:20:37 +0000
John Keeping <john at keeping.me.uk> wrote:

> On Mon, Mar 14, 2016 at 01:46:29PM -0600, Kevin Fenzi wrote:
> > We are seeing an odd behavior with diffs/patches here. I think it's
> > a bug, but perhaps we are doing something wrong. ;) 
> > 
> > If you look at: 
> > 
> > https://fedorapeople.org/cgit/adelton/public_git/CGI-sessions.git/diff/app.cgi?id=additional-attributes
> > 
> > you can see just the diff for that one file. 
> > However, if you try and get a patch for just that one file: 
> > 
> > https://fedorapeople.org/cgit/adelton/public_git/CGI-sessions.git/patch/app.cgi?id=additional-attributes
> > 
> > You get also any other files affected in that patch. (ie, not just
> > app.cgi). Is this expected? or a bug?  
> I think this is expected.  It doesn't really make sense for "patch" to
> use a path since it includes the header and commit message, so it
> doesn't take a path argument.  (Hopefully you created that URL
> manually and didn't follow a link - if we generate such a link that
> is a bug.)

The downstream reporter claims that this worked as they want in the
past. ;( 


> If you want a diff without all the HTML markup you can use "rawdiff":
> 	https://fedorapeople.org/cgit/adelton/public_git/CGI-sessions.git/rawdiff/app.cgi?id=additional-attributes

Well, I think they want a partial patch thats just the file they list
and not the entire patch. (I am not sure why). 

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