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saritha 02-13-2008 04:20 AM

patches in LFS
 
i am building LFS,i dont have any idea about patches,can any one tell me what is patches,where can i use,how to use and when to use ,i am following this document

http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/lfs/...ble/index.html

druuna 02-13-2008 04:39 AM

Hi,

A patch can be a bugfix or an enhancement or a security fix or ..... on a package.

Sometimes patches are temporary (next version will have implemented the patch) and sometimes they are used for specific functionality which the user needs.

The only time you 'use' a patch is when you (re-)build a package.

LFS uses them for different reasons, and most of the time you do need to install them (example: take a look at 5.11. GCC-4.1.2 - Pass 2 or 6.28. Bash-3.2). The LFS book shows how to implement them.

Hope this clears things up a bit.


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