[ILUG] Patching a kernel
stephane at antefacto.com
Tue Nov 13 12:45:17 GMT 2001
That was on the list about two weeks ago, you're supposed to use patch
2.4.11 in order, not to use and compile it as it is but just to upgrade
and patch to an upper kernel.
I'm not sure i understood properly the second part of the email but all
you need is to symlink 2.4.13 with you linux dir freshly unpacked. then
delete the symlink and patch to 2.4.12
On Tue, 2001-11-13 at 12:40, Richard Eibrand wrote:
> Howdy all,
> I am currently running the 2.4.10 kernel, and I wanted to patch it all
> the way up to the latest release. I downloaded the required patches and,
> as in 2.4.11-dontuse.. 2.4.12, 2.4.13 and 2.4.14.
> I followed the instructions in the kernel source dir for patching, which
> gzip -cd patchXX.gz | patch -p0
> bzip2 -dc patchXX.bz2 | patch -p0
> where you replace the x's with the kernel number of the patch.
> Now, here are the questions. The patch for 2.4.11 says dont use,
> perhaps i am being silly here, but does that mean,
> - Do not use the patch at all, or
> - Apply the patch, but immediately after wards apply the patch for
> The next question, seeing that I like trying things out especially if
> I'm told not to, is this.
> I tried to apply the 2.4.11 patch (and the 2.4.12 pacth for that matter),
> using gzip -cd patch-2.4.11-dontuse.gz | patch -p0 (and gzip -cd
> patch-2.4.12,gz | ... respectively on a fresh 2.4.10 source dir).
> And what I got for both pacthes was (substitute 2.4.12 for 2.4.11 and it
> was the same) ;
> >gzip -cd ../patch-2.4.12.gz | patch -p0
> >can't find file to patch at input line 4
> >Perhaps you used the wrong -p or --strip option?
> >The text leading up to this was:
> >|diff -u --recursive --new-file
> >|--- v2.4.11/linux/Documentation/filesystems/devfs/ChangeLog Tue Oct >9 17:06:51 2001
> >|+++ linux/Documentation/filesystems/devfs/ChangeLog Wed Oct 10 >23:23:24 2001
> >File to patch:
> What does tha mean?
> I have just downloaded the 2.4.14 kernel, but I was curious as to what
> these error meant, and how as how I could remedy in the future, were it
> to happen again.
> Thanks for your help,
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