How to install Alan's patches?

From: Thomas Foerster (
Date: Tue Feb 13 2001 - 10:03:02 EST

Hi folks,

sorry for the silly question, but i can't get it to work :

I have linux-2.4.1 unpacked, configured and installed.
Now i want to apply Alan Cox patche (linux-2.4.1-ac9), but i always get
these errors :

[root@space src]# cat /home/puck/patch-2.4.1-ac9 | patch -p0
can't find file to patch at input line 4
Perhaps you used the wrong -p or --strip option?
The text leading up to this was:
|diff -u --new-file --recursive --exclude-from /usr/src/exclude linux.vanilla/CREDITS
|--- linux.vanilla/CREDITS Wed Jan 31 22:05:29 2001
|+++ Fri Feb 9 13:19:13 2001
File to patch:
[root@space src]#

Do i have to create linux.vanilla and, or what's the magic?! :-)

Thanx a lot,

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