From: Paul Jakma (paul at domain clubi.ie)
Date: Sun 21 May 2000 - 23:42:36 IST
On Sun, 21 May 2000, Niall O Broin wrote:
> Perhaps you should get to know other people's situations. Like
> most people, my machines are based on various distributions.
ah... well in that case you should ask your vendor for a kernel
> One thing I have learnt about the patch command from my 15 years
> as a professional Unix user is that if you want to have any
> success with it, you had better be patching the same files as the
> producer of the patch used.
of course. And since your question was about Linus' kernels, then
you should have no problem with Linus' patches. :)
> Also, although I play with Linux, and keep up with what's
> happening, my main use for it is professional and I don't have
> the time (or the inclination) to update machines with every
> kernel release,
so stick with the vendor kernel packages then :)
> so it's easier to download the whole thing every now and again
> (and it's a habit I got into when the European taxpayer was
> paying for a stonking big pipe to my desk :-) ). And as it's
> easier, I just would like it to be a little faster.
and if you really want fast then download the patch!
how difficult can the following be:
bzcat /wherever/patch-2.2.15.bz2 | patch -p1
as compared to:
tar -zxspf /wherever/linux-2.2.15.tar.bz2
> Niall O Broin
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