SUMMARY: How to apply patches ?

From: Ken McKinlay (
Date: Thu Feb 29 1996 - 09:33:55 CST

Many thanks to those who responded to my plea. Mike Kail was able to provide a full and working solution. The key is
get the patch program from*. The commands from Mike are:

 cd /pub/gnu
 mget patch*

 gunzip -c patch*.tar.gz | tar -xvf -
 cd patch*
 make install

 patch -pX < patchfile

Thanks to
 Mike Kail
 Tim Evans
 Terey Gorby

>I am a relatively new sun system manager and have been able to do most things but for the life of me I can't figure
>how to apply the patches for software such as BIND and sendmail. Could someone point me in the right direction ?

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