A patch is usually a new correction to already issued software, correcting bugs or adding features.

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How to install specific Ubuntu packages, with exact version?

I want to setup a new virtual machine with some specified packages (name and version), that are provided. For example apache2 in version 2.2.20-1ubuntu1 with all dependencies. Even if there is a new ...
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Correct way to apply patches to your kernel?

I am following the instructions located here to setup my server. It states that I have to apply a patch which I've downloaded onto the machine. My question is, the article says to use the following ...
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How do we get this magic performance-boosting 200 line patch?

I read today on Phoronix that there is a 200 line patch to the Linux Kernel which dramatically improves desktop responsiveness. How can Ubuntu users get this in a way that's supported?
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Getting the alternative to the 200-Line Linux Kernel patch to work

Apparently, there is a comparable alternative to the 200-line kernel patch that involves no kernel upgrade. It is presented here and discussed here. However, I am not sure if webupd8's solution (...
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Pen tablet/ MousePen doesn't work in Ubuntu

My problem is almost same as in here & bug 1391260 Genius MousePen i608X doesn't work in Ubuntu My OS is Ubuntu 14.10. The pointer moves, but no button is sensing. It seems to share the same ...
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TuxLoL patch on Play on Linux: invalid directory

I am following this howto described by renatov to install LoL on ubuntu 14.04 I did as shown in the same tutorial i think.. so i get to the patching part: mono tuxlol.exe patch --dir "~/....
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How can I rebuild the faac package to get mp4/m4a support and higher bitrates?

The copy of faac under Ubuntu Trusty Tahr 14.04 has 2 limitations: It does not have mp4/m4a support It cannot use high bitrates How can I rebuild faac, using correct Debian packaging techniques, ...
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How to use a .patch file?

I did the instructions found in here. During the process it seems that it is looking for another file as it displays something in my terminal like this: > patch -p1 < HID-core-fix-computation-...
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How do I submit a patch to a Launchpad project?

With a Git/GitHub background and knowing very little about Bazaar VCS, I would like to occasionally report a bug to projects hosted on Launchpad, and even send a patch. I'd like to do it in a "proper"...
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What is the proper way to patch Wine for a custom PPA?

I've been manually applying patches to Wine for use on my own machine, but I want to put it in a PPA for my friends and relations. Currently I follow this procedure: Get the latest source from an ...
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Fix shutdown on HP 530 (kernel 3.9.2 / ubuntu 13.04)

I needed to upgrade to kernel 3.9.3 to get Ubuntu fully working on my HP 530; Black screen after update to 13.04 (HP 530) - Solution available However, the laptop doesn't shutdown anymore or hangs ...
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Patching kernel for graphics tablet, not sure if it'll work

I just got a new graphics tablet that seems to be supported in kernel 3.11, found this: https://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/2624521/ I downloaded the new kernel deb packages from here http://kernel....
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How can I compile and install that patched libata-eh.c file?

I received a patched file. ( /drivers/ata/libata-eh.c ) from kernel mailing lists. and I have to compile and install it. But I'm not an expert user really. Can anybody explain it simply ? Thanks.