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Old 03-13-2006, 10:47 AM   #1
realmccoy
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Question "PATCH" files in linux - installing etc


1. how to make use of / install patches. any tutorial?
2. how - to upgrade kernel versions?
 
Old 03-13-2006, 12:26 PM   #2
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Look in the kernel itself:
/usr/src/linux/Documentation/applying-patches.txt

There is a tool for doing kernel upgrade : ketchup

If you don't have a kernel source, look here:
http://www.linuxhq.com/kernel/v2.6/1...ng-patches.txt
 
Old 03-13-2006, 12:28 PM   #3
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You're first question is pretty easy, you use the patch command. The way I do it is to jump into the directory containing the source code to be patched and then run this:

patch -p1 < /path/to/patchfile

You should see the patch applied along with any errors that happened.

Now your second question is potentially huge. There are a ton of kernel compiling howtos out there (including some excellent ones in the Slackware forum) but if you would like to be more specific about what distro you have and why you want to upgrade, maybe we can give better advice.
 
  


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