Fwd: Re: about patch descriptions

Rui Ferreira ruifmferreira at hotmail.com
Mon Oct 21 14:56:41 PDT 2002


From: "Tushar T" <tush at yahoo.com>
To: <lfs-dev at linuxfromscratch.org>
Sent: Monday, October 21, 2002 10:32 PM
Subject: Re: Fwd: Re: about patch descriptions
> Just to clarify with an example, suppose there is a patch that fixes
> compilation with the newer berkeley db. Then instead of
>
>     Berkeley DB 4.1.24 introduced the concept of transactions and hence
>     all the db functions now accept an additional parameter - the
>     transaction id. To enable code written for the previous version to
>     compile against the newer db, this patch adds NULL as the
>     transaction id for each function call.
>
> a short description
>
>     This patch enables linking against the newer Berkeley DB 4.1.24.
>
> is enough.

    Although I liked and even understand the long version, we (the audience)
should realize that the book is going to be more directed to advanced level
users.
    Anyone willing to know more about the reason behind a patch may just grab
that 2nd hint and go elsewhere looking for answers.

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