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Re: [SLE] The kernel patch 2.4.17
  • From: Calinoiu Alexandru Nicolae <calinus2000@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 23 Feb 2002 23:05:23 -0800 (PST)
  • Message-id: <20020224070523.73163.qmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
--- Karol Pietrzak <noodlez84@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 23 Feb 2002, Calinoiu Alexandru Nicolae wrote:
>
> > ---------------------------------
> > So, I downloaded the kernel patch 2.4.17 and
> install it (from super user ofcorse) with
> > bzip2 -dc /usr/src/patch-2.4.17.bz2 | patch -p1
> > it printed something and then it finished.
> >
> > ---------------------------------
> > So my question is wath relly happend because iI
> don't see any rezults. could someoane tell me (I'm
> just curios).
>
> Well, the patch files from a kernel mirror (e.g.,
> linux/kernel/v2.4) are for patching the kernel
> source tree on
> your hard drive to the version specified in the main
> file. For
> example, I have linux-2.4.16.tar.bz2 and
> patch-2.4.17.bz2 on my
> hard drive.
>
> Are you familiar with pipes? The patch (pure text)
> is piped to
> the patch utility, put it has to decompress it
> first. 'bzip2 -
> dc' decompresses to standard output, allowing patch
> to "catch
> it".
>
> Unless the current directory was the source tree for
> Linux
> 2.4.16, the patch probably failed, as it had nothing
> to patch.
It din't faild I am sure of it, but I was wandering
were can I confirme theinstallation of the patch, were
do I see the new version number.

I

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