findutils-patch failed

Gerard Beekmans gerard at
Tue Jun 6 09:34:14 PDT 2000

> situation: in /usr/src
> 1. /findutils-4.1 (from above)
> 2. findutils-4.1.patch.gz (LFS download)
> commands: 
> cd /usr/src/findutils-4.1;
> patch -Np1 -i ../findutils-4.1.patch.gz;
> ./configure --host=i586-pc-linux-gnu --prefix=/usr;
> problem: patch does not work
> patch unexpectedly ends in middle of line
> pach: **** Only garbage was found in patch input

That's a mistake in the book. You're supposed to ungzip the patch file
first, then apply it with:
patch -Np1 ../findutils-4.1.patch

This must be done with every patch file (ungzip first, then apply the
patch and the filename must be without the .gz suffix)

> question:
> 1. does the patch refer to the original findutils-4.1

Yes it does.

> 2. what´s the findutils-4.1-fixed.tar.gz

It's the patched version of findutils. The *-fixed package are going to
be deleted when 2.4 is released and replaced by patch files you can
download. Since you already download the original version you might as
well download a patch file instead of a full patched pacakge. Saves a
lot of bandwidth.

Gerard Beekmans

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