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Old 01-12-2004, 08:35 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Order of applying patches


I want to apply a patch(s) to 2.4.23-28.9SMP.

I know that I have to apply patches incrementally, but what is the rule when doing this?

For example, if I am starting with 2.4.23 can I apply 2.5.0 or do I have to apply 2.4.25, 2.4.26, 2.4.27, ... or can I apply the next patch which would be 2.5.0 and then 2.6.0?
 
Old 01-12-2004, 08:54 AM   #2
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mmm, you can apply the patches only if is more recent, if you have 2.4.23 you can apply the patch 2.5 or 2.6
 
Old 01-12-2004, 09:46 AM   #3
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If you have 2.4.23 you need to apply 2.4.24 . If you are talking about going to kernel 2.6.0 you need to compile it from scratch. There is no way to "patch" from 2.4.xx to 2.6.0.

I don't get what you mean by 2.5 or 2.4.27 . Are there some new kernels that I don't know about?

I don't mean this in a mean way either. Just askin

PEace,
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Old 01-12-2004, 09:55 AM   #4
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Thanks WhiteHat and Romano, WhiteHat, I ask about the 2.4.23 and on because I am looking at an ftp site that has all the patches for 2.5 through 2.6 and there are literally, dozens of them. I think in the 2.5 folder there is 75 patches.

I think I understand you that you should apply all patches in order that you find them but does that mean when I reach the end of the patch, e.g, 2.4.74 and the next one is 2.5.0 that I have to recompile the kernel because its no
longer just a patch and is now a new kernel?

here is the url of the website I was looking at ftp://ftp.us.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel
 
Old 01-12-2004, 10:10 AM   #5
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Yes. You cannot patch from 2.4 kernel to 2.6 kernel.

Thanks,
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