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Old 06-19-2008, 04:54 AM   #1
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Applying Software Patches.


I downloaded the source for phpwiki and noticed that a patch file was available in the download area claiming to fix various issues.

I am aware of the 'patch' command in Linux, however this patch file offers no instructions so I am unsure how to actually apply it. I have both the source and patch in a directory and can access them.

Searches on the net seem to bring up guides on Kernel patching which is not what I am looking for.

The code directory is called:-

The patch is called:-

Can anyone advise me on how to apply this?

Many Thanks,

Old 06-19-2008, 04:58 AM   #2
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patch -p0 < phpwiki-1.3.13p1-1.3.14.patch

You may have to change directories into the phpwiki directory. You may have to change the -p0 (which strips of leading path components from the directories indicated in the patch file), depending upon how the patch was made. It might be -p1, or -p2, but is usually just -p0.

Old 06-19-2008, 07:16 AM   #3
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I tried running patch < phpwiki-1.3.13p1-1.3.14.patch

and I got the following :-

patching file TODO
Reversed (or previously applied) patch detected!  Assume -R? [n]
Does this mean that the patch is not needed for this version and perhaps applies to an older version of the code?

Thanks Again,

Old 06-19-2008, 07:28 AM   #4
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More than probably, if it says the same for all the files.



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