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SubjectRe: patching the kernel
On Sun, 2003-03-09 17:11:21 -0500, joe briggs <>
wrote in message <>:
> My apologies for this question that is so basic to all of you, but can any of
> you please point me toward a howto or instructions for exactly how to 'patch
> a kernel'? For example, at, the latest stable kernel is 2.4.20,
> and is actually a patch. I currently use 2.4.19 under Debian and routinely
> rebuild & install it no problem. If I download a kernel 'patch', do I apply
> it to the entire directory, or the compiled kernel, etc.? Thanks so much.

tar xzf .../linux-2.4.19.tar.gz
tar xjf .../linux-2.4.19.tar.bz2

and then apply the patch:

cd linux-2.4.19
zcat .../patch-2.4.20.gz | patch -p1
bzcat .../patch-2.4.20.bz2 | patch -p1


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