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How To Use Patch

The normal process is something like this :

cd to the top level directory for the software distribution

execute the patch command

patch -p0 < patch_file_name
(where patch_file_name is the name of the patch file you downloaded)

recompile, and reinstall the binary

Sometimes you have to do

patch -p 1 < patch_file_name

...instead (for example if you have a git-sourced diff and you are not importing it into a git repository).

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