Issue 689 patch mangled by mail agent

Title patch mangled by mail agent
Priority bug Status duplicate
Milestone Resolved in
Superseder Darcs needs real MIME parsing, fails with Mail.app, Courier
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Nosy List darcs-devel, dmitry.kurochkin, kowey, markstos, thorkilnaur, tommy, zooko
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Created on 2008-02-14.04:11:49 by zooko, last changed 2010-03-10.15:09:48 by kowey.

File name Uploaded Type Edit Remove
exhibit_A zooko, 2008-02-14.04:11:48 application/octet-stream
exhibit_B zooko, 2008-02-14.04:11:48 application/octet-stream
unnamed zooko, 2008-02-14.04:11:48 text/plain
msg3388 (view) Author: zooko Date: 2008-02-14.04:11:48
Here's an example of the problem of darcs patches being mangled by  
mail agents.  This patch:


I wanted to apply, so I told my Mail User Agent, the Macintosh  
"Mail.app" program to "Save As".  The resulting file is attached as  
exhibit A.  When I tried to apply this file, I got:

darcs failed:  Patch bundle failed hash!
This probably means that the patch has been corrupted by a mailer.
The most likely culprit is CRLF newlines.

Then I did "Select All" and copied and pasted into a file attached as  
exhibit B.  When I darcs applied exhibit B it worked.

I just thought this example might help, since I saw some comments  
recently expressing uncertainty about what sort of mail mangling was  
happening in practice.



msg3391 (view) Author: markstos Date: 2008-02-14.04:17:08

This report is a duplicate of one already filed:

"Darcs needs real MIME parsing, fails with Mail.app, Courier"
Date User Action Args
2008-02-14 04:11:49zookocreate
2008-02-14 04:15:02markstoslinkissue690 superseder
2008-02-14 04:17:09markstossetpriority: bug
status: unread -> duplicate
messages: + msg3391
nosy: + markstos
2009-08-06 17:54:32adminsetnosy: + jast, Serware, dmitry.kurochkin, darcs-devel, dagit, mornfall, simon, thorkilnaur, - droundy
2009-08-06 20:58:13adminsetnosy: - beschmi
2009-08-10 22:15:22adminsetnosy: - darcs-devel, jast, dagit, Serware, mornfall
2009-08-25 18:05:48adminsetnosy: + darcs-devel, - simon
2009-08-27 13:55:12adminsetnosy: tommy, kowey, markstos, darcs-devel, zooko, thorkilnaur, dmitry.kurochkin
2010-03-10 15:09:48koweysetsuperseder: + Darcs needs real MIME parsing, fails with Mail.app, Courier