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Old 03-30-2009, 06:09 AM   #1
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patching - a newbee question


After trying lfs6.3 with the almost newest sources, I could find on the internet, I failed 3 times compiling the took 6.4 and downloaded EXACTLY those sources, which are recommended, only the kernel changed. I took the 2.6.29.

But until now I never patched software before manually.

There are several patches, which I had to download and I did it.

But when do I patch?

Do I patch after the software is unpacked or after I installed it?

THX in advance.
Old 03-30-2009, 07:21 AM   #2
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Every place in the book you see the patch command, you will be patching the source code. Since you don't start executing the commands for a package until the tarball is unpacked and you've done a cd into the resulting directory (which you probably remember that from reading section 5.3), obviously you patch after unpacking.
Old 03-30-2009, 08:38 AM   #3
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I haven't been that far....... I was starting 6.4 form the beginning because of the glibc-problems, which I had with 6.3 and glibc-2.9..... someone told me about necessary patches regarding this library-pack.... and only for the future I wanted to know this.......
so... sorry.... and thx.


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