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Subject: Re: installing patches

Re: installing patches

From: Dominik Riebeling <>
Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2007 11:03:41 +0100

On 3/14/07, daniel dalton <> wrote:
> Ok first what one of these do I need to download to get started?

This depends on your development platform. If you use the vmware image
everything needed should be already installed. I recommend the vmware
image as installation is much easier.

> Once I have one of the patching programs installed do I just type
> "svn add file"

No. You patch the sources, typically with
patch -p0 < patchfile.diff

> Without the quotes. And where do I type this is there a program window
> or do I type it in a dos window?

In a terminal. Depending on your development platform this may be a
cygwin shell or a terminal window in the vmware image.

> After the svn add file
> line then should I type the file name after svn add file with the file
> extension?

You "svn add" a file if you want to add it *to the repository*, not to
your local copy. Unless you want to add files to the repository (which
is only useful if you *create* patches yourself or are a developer)
you'll never want to use svn add. I have no idea where this svn add
idea comes from.

 - Dominik
Received on 2007-03-14

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