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Old 12-02-2005, 02:22 PM   #1
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How to apply patches??


Hi all

I am a newbie running Slackware10.2; I have just joined the Slackware-security mailing list.

But the thing is I have never applied patches to a Linux sytem before. I did it on Windows, but is that also how you do it on linux??

Thanks
 
Old 12-02-2005, 02:54 PM   #2
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The security patches that Slackware-security mention are already applied in
the updated packages, you just need to download and upgradepkg them
 
Old 12-02-2005, 04:01 PM   #3
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Thanks for the suggetion

but I am using narrow-band dialup connection, and some of the pkgs are rather large, isn't there any binary patch that I can just download and execute??
 
Old 12-02-2005, 04:06 PM   #4
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Patches are text files designed to be applied to source packages,
basically it contains the modified source code and the patch program
is used to update the source code in the original source directory,
after that, you recompile the patched program and re-install it
 
Old 12-02-2005, 08:37 PM   #5
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just let them download over night you can download a 100megs in 8hrs.
 
  


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