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Old 02-06-2002, 04:59 AM   #1
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Post Kernel Patches


Hey,

I've recently patched my 2.4.16 to 17, all I want to know is: is it safe to apply more than one patch, say 2.4.18 in this case, to the same sources? I got a fresh brand new kernel on CD every month, however.

Don't ask me the need of updating so frequently, it's just like: is it possible/safe? Thank you!

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Old 02-06-2002, 05:35 AM   #2
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I have updated my kernel from 2.4.9 to 2.4.17 all ok. I am pretty sure u must apply each patch in sequence.
 
Old 02-06-2002, 10:02 AM   #3
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generally, you're better of building a new kernel from scratch, unless you have a specific reason not to, like a slow onnection, or maybe a freaky config you can't get right.
 
Old 02-06-2002, 02:59 PM   #4
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OK, many thanks! I liked this, since I didn't know I could upgrade my kernel by downloading just a 500k patch.

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Old 02-06-2002, 04:54 PM   #5
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theoretically, you should be able to patch as long as there's still patches to be applied. you'll only run into trouble if you start patching the kernel with any other patches not included in the main kernel tree.
 
Old 02-07-2002, 07:20 AM   #6
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before you apply each patch, you might like to check to make sure it wont stuff your source up, which can be done by performing a dry run.

cat /path/to/patch | patch -p1 --dry-run
from the /usr/src/linux directory.

or use zcat if its compressed.

if you dont get any errors about hunks, then all is cool
 
Old 02-07-2002, 09:44 AM   #7
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ok that sounds good SICKB0Y!
 
  


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