automating patch4

Mark_Andrews at Mark_Andrews at
Sat Nov 13 00:25:22 UTC 1999

	This is a platform independent source patch.  Use the patch command.

		patch -p0 < patch4

	If you don't have patch go to your local GNU repository and retrieve
	it.  patch also take a -d arguement.


> Daniel Serna wrote:
> > In looking at the patch file I noticed that there is only a slight change
> > in the source code:
> [actualy patch file snipped]
> > So, the only difference is that you need to append a "=" to the right
> > of the ">" in the following line:
> > 
> > if ((methode == ISIXFR) || (soa_cnt >= 2)) {
> Yes I saw that.  I could have done it with emacs/vi/pico.
> > All I did was append that to the named-xfer.c code and then followed the
> > instructions to install bind. I would think that is all one has to do. I
> > don't think that the patch is a patch in the traditional sense, i.e. you
> > can install it using patchadd. It seems to be patch that is of the "This
> > is the only change you have to make to make it work" variety, unless I
> > missed something.
> > 
> > Hope that helps
> I succesfully installed it.  My question is how to automate it given that
> the patch file apparently wants the user to figure out where to apply it.
> How do I make a script that will know how to apply it, given the directory
> where the tarballs were extracted into?
> The usual way to do a patch for a package extracted from a tar.gz or zip or
> whatever would be to apply the patch from the same directory.  A script that
> should work for any package would have to do this, or would have to find some
> information in the patch file or the previously extracted data, to determine
> what directory (perhaps relative to the extract directory) to patch from.
> A patch file can be made recursively.  Supposedly a "patch" to a new version
> could affect any or even all files anywhere in the whole directory tree that
> was extracted.  Such a patch file would have to be applied from there.  If
> it was applied within any subdirectory, it would be ambiguous.
> What I'd seeking is to be able to automate this.  I want to know if there
> is some standard here.  For example, I could code my script to handle bind
> as a special case and cd to some subdirectory ... but which one?
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