Re: prepatch-2.0.34

Derrik (
Sat, 23 May 1998 08:48:42 -0700 (PDT)

On Sat, 23 May 1998, Robert M. Albrecht wrote:

> After applying the patch I found tons of .c, .h and .orig files in
> /usr/src/linux.
> The kernel itself seems to compile flawless. While applying the patch I
> couldn't spot any errors.
> Is this supposed to be so ?

Yes, older versions of patch _always_ leave .orig's after patching. Not
unusual at all. If you want, you can get the latest version of the patch
utility from or a mirror - it only leaves .orig's if there's a
fuzz factor or if the patch fails.

Derrik Pates

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