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Old 10-22-2005, 09:09 AM   #1
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Applying a debian patch to a "pure" kernel

Hi, sorry about posting a second kernel question in a few days. I am trying to apply a debian patch to one of the pure kernels from Specifically the 2.6.13 kernel, i have downloaded the kernel-patch-debian-2.6.13 package under the impression that although it was not the kernel source in the main debian distribution, the package would attempt to patch the kernel anyway. So i used make-kpkg with --added-patches debian and i recieved the message:

No version.Debian file, assuming pristine Linux
Can't patch to nonexistant revision (wait until 2006)

Did a bit of looking around and found that older patches used to have a go anyway and do the best they could. I was hoping someone here know how to force this behaviour in the newer patches or knows of an alternative way to make this happen.

Thanks for your time.
Old 10-23-2005, 04:57 AM   #2
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What patch are you wanting to apply? After installing the kernel-patch-debian-2.6.13 package you should have a directory /usr/src/kernel-patches which contains all the patches. You can manually apply any of the patches you want like this:
cd /usr/src/linux
bzip2 -dc ../kernel-patches/path/to/patch/kernel-patch.tar.bz2 | patch -p1
Old 10-23-2005, 09:05 AM   #3
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Thanks didnt know the packages came with the bz2 files, kept trying to use the scripts.


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