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Old 10-15-2004, 08:01 AM   #1
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Question How to Patch a Kernel ?

I've downloaded a .diff file to patch my kernel, but the README just says "patch in normal way".

Can Someone please offer what I should do .

Thanks In Advance.
Old 10-15-2004, 08:22 AM   #2
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try going to your kernel source directory (/usr/src/linux in most cases) then

patch -p1 < /path/to/patch.diff

if it gives out some errors take a look at the header of the patch, if there's no directory prefix on the file to patch then use -p0 instead
Old 10-15-2004, 08:25 AM   #3
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this information, as the information regarding the actual (re)compilation, can be found in the README file at (either http or ftp, go to linux directory and open up README - it comes with the sources too).

google also, altough a newbie, I suggest you first try googling for a problem or, if you know a site that has something to do with it (like in this case), read it through first...

EDIT: of course this doesn't mean people here don't answer, but the amount of new threads is quite big sometimes so part of them gets leaved unanswered, which can at least partly be due to the amount of new if the simplest can be solved with google or some site, the amount of new threads gets a bit smaller and the problems that are "really" difficult, get answered more. this way more people get help than if part of the posts get drowned in the flood of new threads..

I myself try to answer as many posts I can (my time is limited, though, because I'm studying), but I find these two things a bit annoying: 1) people don't use the search form of LQ to find the answer that is probably already there, before submitting a thread and 2) even problems like "how do I use mv command" get posted even though google or man could answer faster...

I say it once more, it's probably none of my business how much you dudes post here, but it does make answering to "as many problems as possible" a bit more difficult..or at least lower the amount of answers to new problems.


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