A simple question about patching the kernel

A simple question about patching the kernel

Post by L Ta » Sat, 03 Mar 2001 01:47:37



Books and READMEs just talk about patch-2.4.x.gz. How is the file
patch-2.4.x.gz.sign used? Should I gunzip it and then apply patch?
 
 
 

A simple question about patching the kernel

Post by Paul Kimo » Sat, 03 Mar 2001 02:38:26



> Books and READMEs just talk about patch-2.4.x.gz. How is the file
> patch-2.4.x.gz.sign used?

See http://www.kernel.org/signature.html, which begins:

: Files placed in the Linux Kernel Archives are automatically
: OpenPGP-signed by the archive. This signature can be used to prove that a
: file, which may have been obtained from a mirror site or other location,
: really originated at the Linux Kernel Archives.

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A simple question about patching the kernel

Post by Thomas Camero » Sat, 03 Mar 2001 07:58:25



> Books and READMEs just talk about patch-2.4.x.gz. How is the file
> patch-2.4.x.gz.sign used? Should I gunzip it and then apply patch?

This file is only the PGP signature, used for verifying that the patch
downloaded correctly and is authentic.  It is not used in the patch
process.
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                      -- Thomas D. Cameron --                      
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                 -- Certified NetWare Engineer --                  
Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer -- Microsoft Certified Trainer
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A simple question about patching the kernel

Post by Tom » Sat, 03 Mar 2001 13:08:47


Do a 'man patch'.


Quote:> Books and READMEs just talk about patch-2.4.x.gz. How is the file
> patch-2.4.x.gz.sign used? Should I gunzip it and then apply patch?

 
 
 

A simple question about patching the kernel

Post by jujubeesRUL » Sat, 03 Mar 2001 13:31:24




Quote:> Books and READMEs just talk about patch-2.4.x.gz. How is the file
> patch-2.4.x.gz.sign used? Should I gunzip it and then apply patch?

http://www.kernel.org/signature.html says it all.

Import the key (example from site)

"gpg --keyserver wwwkeys.pgp.net --recv-keys 0x517D0F0E"

then verify  (example from site)

"gpg --verify linux-2.3.9.tar.gz.sign linux-2.3.9.tar.gz"

 
 
 

A simple question about patching the kernel

Post by L Ta » Sun, 04 Mar 2001 23:59:52


Thanks to all those who replied.

L Tam




> > Books and READMEs just talk about patch-2.4.x.gz. How is the file
> > patch-2.4.x.gz.sign used? Should I gunzip it and then apply patch?

> http://www.kernel.org/signature.html says it all.

> Import the key (example from site)

> "gpg --keyserver wwwkeys.pgp.net --recv-keys 0x517D0F0E"

> then verify  (example from site)

> "gpg --verify linux-2.3.9.tar.gz.sign linux-2.3.9.tar.gz"

 
 
 

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