patching perl

Ken Moffat ken at kenmoffat.uklinux.net
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.

Ken
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