Re: aplying patches

Daniel Chalef (
Sun, 3 Nov 1996 17:58:39 +0200 (SAT)

> How does the idea of a script which does the following grab you?
> * when given the directory containing the kernel source, and the
> directory containing the patches, automatically brings the kernel
> up to the current version.
> * Know the correct flags for applying the patches.
> * It checks for reject files, to let you know if the patch failed
> * It cleans up the original files after patching.
> * Makes coffee for you to drink while the new kernel is building.

I am sure this has been discussed before, but why does the linux
community/kernel development community not implement something along the
lines of the BSD CVS Tree system, where if users stay "current" with
developments in a particular tree, kernel source et al, is kept current,

Have I missed the boat?


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