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    SubjectRe: Patch 2.2.10 is wrong
    On Tue, 15 Jun 1999, Jamie Lokier wrote:
    > Wakko Warner wrote:
    > > This is where I get confused sometimes... I'd rather just do this:
    > >
    > > cp -lax 2.2.9 2.2.10
    > > cd 2.2.10
    > > zcat ../patch-2.2.10.gz|patch -p2
    > >
    > > I get through most files ok, but some don't patch right and it doesn't make
    > > sense. Anyone shed some light on that?
    > zcat ../patch-2.2.10.gz|patch -p1 -E
    > Never had any problems once I got the hang of "be in the linux directory
    > and use -p1 -E".

    Since patches are usually generated from outside the linux dir, that's
    where I like to be... This is what I use, which is basically "shut up
    and be clean unless there's an error"

    $ bzcat ~/download/kernel/linux-2.2.9.tar.bz2 | tar xf -

    $ # 'linux' is now subdir of current dir
    $ bzcat ~/download/kernel/patch-2.2.10.bz2 | patch -sp0

    Patch option '-E' is normally unnecessary I think.


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