[Techtalk] help:applying 2.4.9 patch

Nils Philippsen nils at wombat.dialup.fht-esslingen.de
Mon Nov 11 16:01:42 EST 2002

On Thu, 2002-11-07 at 14:03, freeman wrote:
>  > 
>  > Hello !
>  > I need help!.I've got a 2.4.8 kernel,and, I want to upgrade it.as
> far
>  > as I know the next kernel version is 2.4.9,heu ? so I downloaded
>  > "patch-2.4.9" from kernel.org and I tried to apply it,but it didn't
>  > work ! here is some of what "patch" said :  
>  > 
>  > patching file CREDITS
>  > Reversed (or previously applied) patch detected!  Assume -R? [n] 
>  > Apply anyway? [n] 

[ skipping error messages ]

Have you tried to patch a "vendor/distributor supplied" kernel source
tree with a patch file from kernel.org? It surely looks like that :-).
Even though the kernel sources from Linux distributors contain
directories like "linux-2.4.8", this only means that the distributor
probably started with 2.4.8 and added patches to that.

To get a "real" 2.4.8, you'll likely have to unpack the source RPM (if
you use a distro that uses RPM as the package manager) or similar and
extract the linux-2.4.8.tar.bz2 from there. Unpack that into a different
place and apply patches there.

But I really advise you to grab a current 2.4.19 tree as it has numerous
bugs fixed (and a much better VM). Maybe the patches from 2.4.8 via
2.4.9 via 2.4.10 ... to 2.4.19 would be less to download, but I very
much doubt it.

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