A patch is file used to alter a source code package, e.g. in order to correct a bug or add a feature.

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How difficult will it be to determine, get and apply latest patches to Solaris 8

I have a Sun Ultra Enterprise 2 running Solaris 8 (Generic_108528-11). This hasn't had any patches applied for years. I just now got the configuration right for connecting to the internet through my ...
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What is the difference between a patch which reverts a commit and a “reversed patch”?

Before May 6th, 2013, the fs/eventpoll.c file in the Linux kernel had the following line #1605: if (!schedule_hrtimeout_range(to, slack, HRTIMER_MODE_ABS)) On May 6th, a commit changes this to ...
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ck patch for Linux 3.13 [closed]

Does anyone have any news about the -ck patches for Linux 3.13 kernel tree? I've checked here but there's nothing yet...
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How to create a patch file for new source code [closed]

I am trying to do a mini code review for new source code that I have in a folder. The code is not in any kind of version control. Is it possible to create a patch file from this so I can post it for ...
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Patching Process in AIX

I am new to the world of AIX and I am pretty unsure on how the patching process goes about. I just joined a new company and they are using AIX as their preferred OS (actually due to having all IBM ...
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Why does diff fail when invoked from a Makefile?

Narrow-down of a patch problem I am trying to troubleshoot: Only two files, each with a size of 1 byte: file a (containing 'a') file b (containing 'b') and Goal is to make and then apply a patch ...
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How to create a patch ignoring indentation differences in the code?

I'm trying to create patch a file using diff tool.But facing an issues.The way I am doing is below. I've created one Directory named a and put original file in to it. a/original_file.c Now I have ...
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How do I apply software patches?

I have an application foobar for which someone has written a patch to add a feature I like. How can I use the patch?
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How do I apply this revert commit patch from git?

I have found a patch applicable to my system to fix a problem but I have no idea how to get this patch and then apply it. Can anybody help me please? Patch: ...
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Linux signals logger

I'm looking for a signals logger for the Linux kernel, without patching of kernel. I found many articles with patching, but I am not interested in that. I'm running default Ubuntu 13.04. # uname -a ...
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How do I get a linux kernel patch set from the mailing list?

I don't subscribe to the linux-kernel mailing list, but I want to get a set of patches that were posted a few weeks ago and apply them to my kernel for testing. I'm very familiar with patching, ...
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get info about package update in openSuSE

Is there any way to get information about an available package update via zypper? I can get info about a patch with: zypper info -t patch pachNameHere and I can obtain the patch name via: zypper ...
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How should I solicit feedback from a tree maintainer for patches sent to the lkml?

I have submitted a patch to the linux kernel that has gotten several reviews and gone through a couple iterations on the mailing list. It has been ACKed and reviewed by two developers, but they say ...
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Font rendering - Infinality patches on Ubuntu

There is a Ubuntu PPA https://launchpad.net/~no1wantdthisname/+archive/ppa?field.series_filter= with patches for Infinality оn Freetype and Cairo for 11.04 11.10 12.04 12.10 13.04 But the updates ...
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Installing a plugin for quodlibet as a patch

I'm trying to update a plugin for quodlibet. I fetched a .patch file from here. I navigate into the directory where the plugin is placed /usr/share/pyshared/quodlibet/plugins/events and copy in ...
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How to make patch ignore already applied hunks

I have a very large patch file that I'm trying to apply to my code. The problem is, some of the changes in my patch already exist in the code. Is there a way to make patch gracefully ignore the ...
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how to use patch and diff to merge two files

I have read about diff and patch but I can't figure out how to apply what I need. I guess its pretty simple, so to show my problem take these two files: a.xml <resources> <color ...
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Error “malformed patch at line” when patching file with .diff

I having some trouble adding .diff patch to a file. Patch file itself seems to be fine but it keeps giving error: root@pipiripi:/home/tomek/mad# patch mifare-mad.pl < pastie1.diff patching file ...
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Keep patch in sync with changing source

Is there any standard option to create 'patch' P that works on file F in such way that it will keep working correctly when file F changes into F'. So I will either have some mechanism that will ...
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how implement patch for change a arbitrary Governor in linux [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Implementing patch for changing a CPU frequency governor I am beginner in linux.I want implement a patch for change a arbitrary Governor in linux.not important what ...
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Implementing patch for changing a CPU frequency governor [closed]

I am a beginner in Linux. I want implement patch for changing a CPU frequency governor.But I don't know what is patch and Governor in Linux and I don't know where I can start from? Please help me with ...
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Check if a file or folder has been patched already

Is it possible to know if a file has been patched already, before apply the patch? I need to do this in a script, any thoughts?
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xdelta3 fails to decode on block device

I'm trying to use xdelta3 to bring a remote block device into sync with a local one. I'm able to easily generate a xdelta3 patch file using the command: xdelta3 -e -B 33554432 -v -9 -I 0 -s ...
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How do I know which kernel version will have a bug fix I need? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Given a git patch id, how to find out which kernel release contains it? I encountered a bug in one of the newer kernel versions. There is no workaround; if I want to ...
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Running “patch” without generating *.orig and *.rej files

Is it possible to tell patch not to generate .orig and .rej files? I find it extremely annoying that patch creates these.
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Tab completion when `patch` asks for filename

When the patch command doesn't find the file to patch, it asks for a filename. Is there any way to get this to use tab complete?
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Smart way to perform a similar replacement (not simple enough for diff) in multiple files?

I have a bunch of files (45, so too many to edit them manually without going crazy) which all require the same changes (as seen in the three diffs at the end of this question). Most tools used for ...
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How to make and apply (patch) one side diff?

I want to make a shell script that updates a config file. The file present on the server has information, like various IP addresses. The new file has more code, from new configs added to the system, ...
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Patch without changing owner and group

I've got a file owned by a non-root user: # ls -l example.php -rw------- 1 foo bar ... example.php I just applied a patch with a command like patch -p0 <<-EOF --- .../example.php.orig ...
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how to include a new file into a patch

I try to make a patch as introduced here. Say I have two directories pp1(modified version) and pp0(clean version), I make a patch file pp0.patch with the diff command: diff -crB pp0 pp1 > ...
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Good ways to host or distribute my patch for the Linux Kernel Mailing List

I have an approximately 1500 line patch for the Linux kernel - introducing a new file system. I have lots of problems with posting a patch straight to the kernel mailing list (gmail mangles the ...
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“Malformed patch” error while applying the diff to wget source with patch

I would like to apply this patch so I copied code beginning at "Index: src/options.h" and ending with "+@item" and put it into a new file created in wget's source code folder. Then I did: $ patch -p0 ...
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Patching a file (in this case dwm) and failed hunks

I'm trying to add the transparency patch to dwm. I downloaded the .diff file and in my dwm directory ran this: max@linux-vwzy:~/misc/dwm/dwm-5.9> patch < dwm-transparency.diff patching file ...
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When patching what's the difference between arguments -p0 and -p1?

What's the difference between patch -p0 and patch -p1? Is there any difference at all?
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merge that works at word granularity instead of line

The old diff, patch, and merge programs, and their modern descendents in the form of version control systems work great for managing source code that can be edited concurrently by multiple people. ...
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Meaning of patching binary files?

I am trying to understand what it means by patching binary files in an example from the manpage of xxd: Patch the date in the file xxd.1 % echo "0000037: 3574 68" | xxd -r - xxd.1 % xxd -s 0x36 -l 13 ...
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RPMs and patching

I have 3 files (from here)that I have been given to install in an attempt to upgrade the compiler: binutils-2.13.2.1-1.mipsel.rpm binutils-2.13.2.1-1.src.rpm binutils-2.13.2.1-r5900-7.diff.gz ...
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Pipe diff file into patch?

Is there a way to pipe the diff output into patch? The -i parameter is for specifying a diff file, but I just want to do it more dynamically, since I will be updating regularly against a directory ...
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kernel patches - knowing when to do them

I've never done a kernel patch before, and I've just recently started looking into how it's done. I notice that for a patch's filename, it tells us the kernel version (i.e ...
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Why is bzip2 needed in the kernel patch instructions?

This is from here. Extract the patch tar -xvzf /usr/src/web100-2.5.22-200810130047.tar.gz bzip2 web100/ web100-2.6.27-2.5.22-200810130047.patch Test the patch bzip2 -dc /usr/src/linux/web100/ ...
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Repackaging RPMs

We're using HP DataProtector for our backup environment. The installation method leaves something to be desired, and we're attempting to automate it in such a way that it makes our Unix admins cringe ...
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How to split and edit patches?

Sometimes I need to split a big patch into smaller (disjoint) ones, e.g. for every separate feature included. Usually I do it via standard vim yank/dd commands and split-window switching. But are ...
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Patching Linux kernel on-line (i.e. without rebooting)

Sorry - I don't remember the exact name. I know there is mechanism to patch the kernel at runtime by loading modules without need of the reboot as long as the structures involved are not affected. It ...
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Does the Linux PreemptRT patch benefit desktop users?

Does the PREEMPT_RT patch (real-time kernel) have any benefit for regular desktop users?
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Kernel memory allocator patch

Is there any patch for Linux kernel to use different memory allocators, such as ned allocator or TLSF allocator?