[ale] patching the kernel
Steven A DuChene
sad at hpuerca.atl.hp.com
Fri Jan 9 18:12:34 EST 1998
David Hamm wrote:
> Ok so I've decided to patch my 2.0.30 kernel up to 2.0.32 and I apply the
> 2.0.31 patch like this.
> [root at davidhspc linux-2.0.31]# patch < patch-2.0.31
is located (/usr/src/linux or /usr/src/linux-2.0.31 for instance). To patch
the kernel when you're in that directory you need to do the following:
cat patch-2.0.31 | patch -p1
zcat patch-2.0.31.gz | patch -p1
The "-p1" switch tells patch to strip off the first leading directory of
the patches so it matches what we have under our current working directory.
Alternatively we could be in /usr/src with the linux directory under us
and just issue:
cat patch-2.0.31 | patch -p0
zcat patch-2.0.31.gz | patch -p0
since then the linux/Whatever_path_to_files would then be correct without
stripping any leading directories off the patch file path, thus the "-p0"
Steve DuChene sad at hpuerca.atl.hp.com 1-800-633-3600
The HP North American Response Center, Atlanta
X/CDE/Vue/xterminal/graphics support team
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