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Old 06-10-2004, 02:42 PM   #1
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how to install an upackaged patch

I have a patch from an archive that patches JCR for jabber. My question is general and not restricted to JCR.

Here are the first few lines of the patch:

diff -ur jcr-0.1.2//jcomp/jcr_elements.c
--- jcr-0.1.2//jcomp/jcr_elements.c Tue Nov 4 22:42:42 2003
+++ jcr-0.1.2-compiles//jcomp/jcr_elements.c Thu Jan 29 17:56:50 2004
@@ -32,6 +32,8 @@
if (strncasecmp(name, "stream:stream", 13) == 0) {
char *pass =

I know to create a file with the contents of this patch and run the patch command:

patch "source" < newpatchfile

But it is not clear what source file needs to be patched. Is the source jcr_elements.c?

Generally how should I be able to tell what needs to be patched when there is not a readme associated with the patch?



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