Re: some question about the patches

Fred Homan (
Wed, 4 Sep 1996 07:13:15 -0400 (EDT)

> 2.0.4 in its "full" source (talkin about 5.9 MB). lets say i install the
> kernel. now the question. if i decide to go to kernel 2.0.10 lets say but
> not downloading it completely but going through patches what is the
> correct way to do it?
> b) install patch 2.0.5 , then 2.0.6 then 2.0.7 and so on untill i get to
> 2.0.10?

The correct answer is option b). :-) The patches are incremental
and differential between versions not cumulative, so you have to get all
the patches between two versions to switch up (or down, if you apply the
patches in reverse-mode) to a different kernel.

Fred Op