findutils-patch failed

Georg Wilckens durandal at
Tue Jun 6 09:53:48 PDT 2000

On Thu, Jun 01, 2000 at 06:26:21PM +0200, Erika Pacholleck wrote:
> reference: book 2.3.2 + 2.3.3
> situation: findutils-4.1.tar.gz
> problem: compiling fails
> situation: in /usr/src
> 1. /findutils-4.1 (from above)
> 2. findutils-4.1.patch.gz (LFS download)
> commands: 
> cd /usr/src/findutils-4.1;
> patch -Np1 -i ../findutils-4.1.patch.gz;
> ./configure --host=i586-pc-linux-gnu --prefix=/usr;
> problem: patch does not work
> patch unexpectedly ends in middle of line
> pach: **** Only garbage was found in patch input

yup. Command is bad, patch doesn't accept gzipped data, the right
command is: gunzip -c ../findutils-4.1.patch.gz | patch -Np1
And then ./configure blah...
> question:
> 1. does the patch refer to the original findutils-4.1
> 2. what´s the findutils-4.1-fixed.tar.gz

Have a look at it: gunzip -c ../findutils-4.1.patch.gz | less
It's really just small changes.

Georg Wilckens <durandal at>

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