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Re: Seeking Minor Clarification on Patch Procedure
Answering my own questions:
> when I list the contents of 3.1.tar.gz I see everything starting
> from a directory named "3.1".
> So, when I untar the patches, should I be creating a new directory in
> /usr/src named "3.1" or untarring the contents of "3.1" into
After a trial run it appears that the directory structure contained in
3.1.tar.gz is irrelevant, all I needed was the .patch files. I wonder
why they were rolled up with any path information at all.
> Secondly, after correctly untarring the patches and running the patch
> command for each of them, do I then need to cd into the directory
> referred to in each patch and execute the prescribed sequence
> of make commands, or this there a way to compile everything, so to
> speak, from /usr/src?
I did not realize before running the patches that each one provides
explicit instructions on how to complete that individual patch. I was
under the mistaken impression that 3.1.tar.gz was some kind of
"super patch" that would make & install several patches at once.