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SubjectRe: some question about the patches


On Wed, 4 Sep 1996, Stergiou Dimitris wrote:

> hi fellows linuxers,
> i have the following question. lets say i download the kernel
> 2.0.4 in its "full" source (talkin about 5.9 MB). lets say i install the


Then it would be a bit silly, since you can download the full source to
2.0.17....

> kernel. now the question. if i decide to go to kernel 2.0.10 lets say but
> not downloading it completely but going through patches what is the
> correct way to do it?

You'd download all the patches between 2.0.5 to 2.0.10 and then something
like this...

cd /usr/src
patch <patch-2.0.5
patch <patch-2.0.6
[..etc..]
patch <patch-2.0.10
cd linux
make dep; make clean; make zlilo; make modules; make modules_install

And go make a cup of tea while the compiler churns away, or read your
email or whatever.

Squiz.


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