Re: archive access

Alan Cox (
Sat, 25 Jul 1998 14:57:17 +0100 (BST)

> What happened ? It completely destroyed my kernel tree. I don't know
> why - perhaps the existence of a symlink as the top of my kernel tree
> (linux -> linux-, perhaps some missing options to patch. I
> ended up with every *new* file since 2.1.106 present in
> /usr/src/linux. I considered backing out the patches with patch -R,
> and then realized that this wouldn't necessarily work correctly
> either.

Read the patch manual, or read the kernel documentation. It does tell
you about the -p option to patch

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