patching perl

Ken Moffat ken at
Tue Sep 14 04:56:25 PDT 2004

On Tue, 14 Sep 2004, Badicioiu Alexandru wrote:

> Unpacking perl-5.8.0.tar.gz I got some error messages
> like :
> tar: perl-5.8.0/x2p/a2p.h: Cannot open: No such file
> or directory
> and many other like this;
> then entering in the perl-5.8.0 directory and trying
> to apply the patch I got some error:
> can't find file to patch at input line 11
> Perhaps you used the wrong -p or --strip option?
> and the patch asks me for a file to patch...
> Anybody can tell me what's wrong?

 Maybe you filled up the filesystem ?  Perhaps you haven't deleted the
package trees after building them.  If the book doesn't tell you to keep
a package around after it has been built (e.g. binutils pass2, tcl) you
should delete its directory before building the next package.

 das eine Mal als Tragödie, das andere Mal als Farce

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