Upstream patches

DJ Lucas dj at
Fri Apr 4 21:17:06 PDT 2008

TheOldFellow wrote:
> On Thu, 03 Apr 2008 00:12:53 -0500
> Bruce Dubbs <bruce.dubbs at> wrote:
>> I don't have a problem with leaving upstream patches upstream, but we 
>> should probably have a copy in patches or at least on anduin and mention 
>> an md5 sum.   This combination will allow us to offer the patch if the 
>> upstream one is no longer available or there is a stealth upgrade (not 
>> changing the file name).
>  a stealth upgrade!
> and more important, have a proven copy of the 'old' version to diff
> with.
> I never could understand why LFS was so adamant that the only right way
> to apply a patch was -Np1.  What's wrong with -Npx, where x is
> documented
Just a standard way to do things I guess.  Perhaps it's just always the 
way things have always been done.  SVN patches that we pass around are 
all -p0. :-/  I don't even know if there is a way to change that.

-- DJ Lucas

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