fldiff doesn't show correct differences

Bug #284639 reported by Lopje
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fldiff (Ubuntu)
Undecided
I. De Marchi

Bug Description

Binary package hint: fldiff

LSB Version: :core-3.1-amd64:core-3.1-ia32:core-3.1-noarch:graphics-3.1-amd64:graphics-3.1-ia32:graphics-3.1-noarch
Distributor ID: Fedora
Description: Fedora release 7 (Moonshine)
Release: 7
Codename: Moonshine

fldiff doesn't show correct differences when one of the files has only one line. In that case
fldiff shows in both windows the second file.

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Lopje (lopjesibbie) wrote :
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J G Miller (jgmiller) wrote :

Four years later (bug reported 2008-10-16) and it is now 2012-12-21 and this bug is still present in the flidff package.

Package: fldiff
Priority: optional
Section: universe/text
Installed-Size: 264
Origin: Ubuntu
Maintainer: Ubuntu Developers <email address hidden>
Bugs: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+filebug
Architecture: i386
Version: 1.1+0-2
Depends: libc6 (>= 2.4), libfltk1.1 (>= 1.1.6), libgcc1 (>= 1:4.1.1)
Filename: pool/universe/f/fldiff/fldiff_1.1+0-2_i386.deb
Size: 99042
MD5sum: b4e82d37f5ae9ca5dda19c9c3d67ef52
Description: A graphical diff program
Original-Maintainer: Innocent De Marchi <email address hidden>
SHA1: 1bff7c21536c548c0e71c94f001a6bbff33c8181
SHA256: 04f7e5a342d0930c57c78bbaaa5895bc36f361d898a64ef8f3cb638b08b044cc
Homepage: http://www.easysw.com/~mike/fldiff/
Description-md5: 90282d3f1010ab20c505d4a781926339

Why does it take more than four years to even have a bug assigned to somebody?

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J G Miller (jgmiller) wrote :

PRETTY_NAME="Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS"
VERSION="14.04.1 LTS, Trusty Tahr"

Package: fldiff
Priority: optional
Section: universe/text
Installed-Size: 264
Origin: Ubuntu
Maintainer: Ubuntu Developers <email address hidden>
Bugs: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+filebug
Architecture: i386
Version: 1.1+0-2

And so another 2 years have passed.

It is now SIX years since the original bug report was made 2008-10-16.

The bug is still present in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and the status of the bug continues as "Undecided" and " Unassigned".

Why in the last six years has the package maintainer not even checked the status of the bug report?

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I. De Marchi (tangram-peces) wrote :

Hi J. G. Miller,

The fldiff program years ago is discontinued: the author of the code is not active and the website does not exist. Probably, it will be removed from Debian.

Regards,

I. De Marchi

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I. De Marchi (tangram-peces) wrote :

Hi,

Finally, I have solved this bug in version 1.1 + 0-5 (available in Ubuntu from 2017-12-23).
I hope the result will be satisfactory for users. Fldiff is a program without the upstream maintenance and it is not easy to make changes due to the age of the code.

Thanks everyone for your collaboration!

I. De Marchi

Changed in fldiff (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
Changed in fldiff (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → I. De Marchi (tangram-peces)
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