Re: 0 size files in linux-2.2.17.tar.gz

From: Amit D Chaudhary (
Date: Fri Oct 13 2000 - 13:12:19 EST

Sorry, I might not been clear enough, I meant the files are of size 0 in
the following file and also it's valinux mirror,

I did not patch the sources, I was just extracting the tar file.

Alan or someone who looks in the sources, please advice?


Peter Samuelson wrote:
> [Jan-Benedict Glaw]
> > Your kernel was probably patched te become a 2.2.17. The "problem"
> > is diff. It can
> > - add lines
> > - remove lines
> > - add files
> > but it *cannot remove files. The only way to "remove" a file is to
> > delete all ist contents, but the (empty) file remains...
> You mean you don't use 'patch -E'?
> Hmmm, the kernel README file doesn't mention -E either.
> It also says to use -p0, which only works if your kernel directory is
> still named 'linux', which doesn't tend to last long when you start
> managing multiple trees.
> Alan, would you put this in 2.2.18pre? The '-p1' part isn't essential
> -- though it's a good habit to get into -- but '-E' can be in some
> cases. (Remember arch/i386/checksum.c?)
> Peter
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