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RE: compilation/revision questions

To: "'Eric Sandeen'" <sandeen@xxxxxxx>
Subject: RE: compilation/revision questions
From: "Erich Liebmann" <e9625216@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2001 23:25:48 +0200
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hi eric,

> > well as far as i know if they find a bug in the kernel they 
> release a 
> > patchfile for it which can be found on the ftp.kernel.org host. for 
> > example if you download the kernel from 
> > ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.4/patch-2.4.12.bz2 you can 
> > download the latest patches for it from 
> > ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.4/patch-2.4.12.gz.
> > (maybe i am completely wrong with this, if though please 
> point me in 
> > the right direction, but thats the way i always thought it works).
> You are a bit wrong... :) patch-2.4.12.gz is a patch that 
> will bring a 2.4.11 kernel up to 2.4.12 - in a sense, yes, 
> they're bugfixes (or bug
> additions!) but the patch-2.4.12 is _not_ against a 2.4.12 kernel.
> > so we now have two patches to apply to the 2.4.12 kernel
> nope, you can't apply the patch-2.4.12.gz patch to a 2.4.12 
> kernel, it's already in there.

oh i see, well this answers why i couldn't apply it to the 2.4.12 kernel

thanks for all your valuable input...

best regards
erich liebmann

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