Too many patches!

Gerard Beekmans gerard at
Mon Jul 16 07:08:47 PDT 2001

On Sat, Jul 14, 2001 at 11:10:38AM +0800, Steve Bougerolle wrote:
> Given all this, I have to ask - WHY are all these patches listed in the book?

patch explanations are due to be added soon, as soon as somebody has
some time to write the explanations down and put it in CVS. It's not
difficult work, just very tedious.

In short, when you encounter a patch that's not explained (that means
every patch except the tar and sysvinit ones), it'll be needed to fix
known compile problems. The patches in chapter 5 are needed to fix
static link problems that don't exist when linking dynamically (that's
why there's no gzip patch in chapter 6 for example) with specific gcc
and glibc versions.

In chapter 6 there are a few patches that shouldn't have been there, as
they fix problems when compiling with gcc-3.0 which isn't used in
3.0-pre4 (but it doesn't hurt to apply the patch, it won't change

Gerard Beekmans

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