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Questions tagged [patch]

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

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ASUS FX553VD keyboard backlight is not controllable (FN+Down, FN+Up keys)

Notebook: Asus FX553VD (Intel Core i5-7300HQ nvidia gtx 1050) I was investigating how to get this controllable, but did no luck with that. I find that there is maybe a fix, if you patch one file ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Build OpenLDAP from source

I want to enable slapd feature --enable-spasswd. So I download OpenLDAP source code from this url. http://mirror.eu.oneandone.net/software/openldap/openldap-release/openldap-2.4.44.tgz Then I run ...
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How do I apply a patched kernel?

I was following the discussion on this bug report; https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1728244 And the solution was applying a patched kernel from; https://people.canonical.com/~...
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Patching to a specific date

I am very new to Linux and I am struggling with a request to patch multiple environments at work. We need all the servers to be patched to a specific date so I am trying to figure out a way to write ...
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kernel patching - how to check / verify when specific patch was applied

How do I find/verify, IF and WHEN a specific patch for example this one, have been added to the kernel? One way I can think off (not very efficient) would be to download all kernels since the patch ...
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Difference between apt-get dist-upgrade vs dpkg -i *.deb files?

I'm about to update meltdown & spectre kernel patches for my Ubuntu machine and one guide says I have to install *.deb files with dpkg and one says I have to run apt-get dist-upgrade. What's the ...
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Just want to verify about Pax and grsecurity in ubuntu [duplicate]

I want to know whether latest ubuntu version has Pax and grsecurity patched by default or not. In other words, if I want to install Pax and grsecurity in ubuntu, do I have to implement manually? ...
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Open Source Linux patch management

I am looking for an open source patch management solution for the common Linux distributions. A product like Landscape, but free of charge. Before I start to build a solution with Ansible, Puppet or ...
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How to apply this patch to my kernel?

I have found this stump of code, which I need to apply to my kernel for my wifi to work. At least that is what I've read. diff --git a/drivers/ssb/Kconfig b/drivers/ssb/Kconfig index 71c7376..65af12c ...
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How to apply a patch?

I have this error problem when I turn on my laptop. And sometimes it crashes. [ 8.1967531 sp5100_tco : I/0 address 0x0cd6 already in use Here's the dmesg command: sudo dmesg | grep tco [ ...
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How to check Spectre patch by terminal on my Ubuntu? [duplicate]

How can I check IBRS patch enables on my Ubuntu 16.04LTS by using command line
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Are current live images patched against Spectre and Meltdown? [duplicate]

Does ubuntu.com patch the current live images against Spectre and Meltdown?
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Does Ubuntu 18.04 has patch for meltdown now? [duplicate]

I tried dmesg -wH | grep 'Kernel/User page tables isolation' but couldn't wait until it finish - too long. I have 4.13.0-17-generic. I confused: here I seen that 18.04 will have kernel 4.15 in April ...
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Meltdown / Spectre patch for 14.04 using kernel 3.16 [duplicate]

Several of my servers are running 14.04 with kernel 3.16. The spectre / meltdown patches listed on the Ubuntu help wiki don't indicate that 3.16 will be patched. Wondering if I should roll these ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Meltdown patch - kernel version [duplicate]

I just downloaded and installed the latest security patch for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS using Update Manager as instructed. I was under the impression that the new kernel version after upgrade would be 4.13,...
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Once processors are fixed for Meltdown and Spectre problems, what will it take to avoid software-induced performance hits? [duplicate]

Software remediation of the Meltdown and Spectre problems slows performance. If and when non-problematic processor models come to market, or microcode updates fix installed processors, will kernels ...
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Is kernel 4.10 hwe going to be patched for Meltdown and Spectre? [duplicate]

I am referring to CVE-2017-5753, CVE-2017-5715 and CVE-2017-5754 in relation to Ubuntu 16.04.3 which, if I am not wrong, has now the kernel 4.10 hwe for 64bit platforms. I've seen the post on Dustin ...
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How to disable Page Table Isolation to regain performance lost due to Intel CPU security hole patch?

Because of the current Intel CPU security hole issue, there is a patch expected which slows down the system performance. How can I make sure that this patch will not be installed on my Ubuntu system?
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How to perform binary diffing and patching with standard Ubuntu (Debian) tools? [closed]

I have two set of binary files (before and after a certain operation), and I need to perform diffing betwen the sets, and patching on the first set in order to obtain the second set. How can I ...
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convert normal diff to unified diff or use normal diff in patch

I have a normal diff file but I can't patch with it. So how can I convert this normal diff to unified diff or patch with normal diff file? Only in /tmp/ns-allinone-2.26/ns-2.26/common: misc.o diff -...
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Patch file in linux

I have a patch file in following line: Only in /tmp/ns-allinone-2.26/ns-2.26/common: ip.o Only in /tmp/ns-allinone-2.26/ns-2.26/common: ivs.o Only in /tmp/ns-allinone-2.26/ns-2.26/common: message.o ...
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patch command can't create the new file

I was testing the patch command and created 2 dirs like this: d1: d2: file1.txt I used diff to create a patchfile and patched it: diff -Naur d1 d2 > patchfile.txt patch -p0 <patchfile.txt ...
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How to automate applying custom patches to ubuntu upstream packages?

I have a local customization to the xserver-xorg-core package. It is a patch I have created and is not useful to anyone else since it is an optimization very specific to my workflow. So, whenever I ...
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How do I apply a GNOME patch?

You can see my most recent question has to do with a GNOME bug. There's a patch for it. How can I apply a patch to Gnome manually? was never answered! Come on Ubuntu community! Definitely needed ...
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How to apply patch to kernel ? Ubuntu 16.04 [duplicate]

I have error in dmesg [drm:drm_atomic_helper_commit_cleanup_done [drm_kms_helper]] *ERROR* [CRTC:35:pipe B] flip_done timed out with my Intel GM965.I found a patch at kernel.org and my problem is ...
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canonical livepatch status

When checking on live patch status under version it has "" on the examples it has that filled in with numbers like 12.1, Does this mean it will not live patch? -- kernel: 4.10.0-30.34~16.04.1-...
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Can I apply 2 patches to the kernel?

I am working on a project that requires me to install a Real Time Preempt kernel. I have found a tutorial and Linus Torvalds' readme (Creator of Linux kernel) that both explain that to install a ...
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How to install .patch file

I want to install World of Tanks, and I'm following this tutorial https://worldoftanks.eu/en/content/soft/pc_programs/1311/ There is a thing with raw input mouse, and I don't know how to install it, ...
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Do patching an installed PHP package have side-effects?

I used this recipe from DigitalOcean to install phpMyAdmin on a web server running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. However, the version of php-gettext that you get for Ubuntu 16.4 LTS by doing: apt install php-...
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How does Ubuntu determine what updates a user needs?

Imagine I have installed a new Ubuntu distribution from .ISO. After installation all software packages that came from the .ISO must be : frozen packages. The frozen packages were obviously not ...
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How to apply a patch on my embedded device?

I am not sure this is the best subreddit for this but I'll give it a try. I am trying to generate a PWM-signal on an embedded device running linux. But I have to first apply a patch for this. The ...
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How to apply a patch on upstream source code while snapcraft build?

I used to build Debian packages (quilt), it supports applying patches while build process. Patches are stored in debian/patches folder and they are usually used to add fixes not committed yet to the ...
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how to upgrade my Debian package with minor changes

I created a .deb which installs some features and copies some library to /usr/lib/ location. Now that if I have changed one of the .so file in the package and want to update the same to Debian ...
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Strategy to deal with Canonical's increasingly poor QA?

My installed (local or obsolete) category is filling up because Canonical lately has been pushing out updates and then pulling them back. It's happened with two kernels in the recent past and it ...
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How to create a local mirror that replicate only the security patches from archive.ubuntu.com [duplicate]

Can anyone help me here. I need a local mirror with all the security patches in the Ubuntu mirror. I don't need any other updates due to security constraint. Tried with apt-get but it has only subset ...
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sco programs on linux [closed]

I have a situation where we are moving our sco based server to linux but need 3 sco programs to run. I know there is a kernel patch that should allow me to do that but that is where I am stuck. can ...
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Noob Question - Vulnerability patching

When I go to Ubuntu's page to patch vulnerabilities and see which packages to update to fix the issue. I noticed that it has multiple. (i.e lts-trusty, lts-xenial...) Which package should I use, and ...
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Noob Question - How to a make a patch work

I'm facing problems for ripping Audio CD, and found a patch in a forum than maybe fixes it. But don't know to apply it. cdparanoia patch Thanks in advance
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Is the patch 'Ensure get_futex_key_refs() always implies a barrier' backported to 3.2.0 precise?

I got an error on a process on a server with Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS and Linux 3.2.0-101 kernel that seems to be linked to futex. The strace is: futex(0x25436a4, FUTEX_WAIT_BITSET_PRIVATE, 1897, {8720249,...
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how to patch the kernel from a repo

I would like to patch my kernel so that it would do zerocopy. I found this nice repo on github but i'm not too sure how to go about doing it. https://github.com/Basler/linux-usb-zerocopy it says on ...
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Redirecting apt-get output

So there's some output from apt-get that I can't seem to redirect anywhere else. Here's a sample of what I see: sudo apt-get -qq -y --force-yes install cowsay 2>&1 > /tmp/tmp.txt This is ...
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Kpatch in Ubuntu Proper

I noticed that there is a kpatch packages being maintained and it appears to be available for Xenial and Yakkety. Is there a plan to start releasing kernel patches as kpatch patches? Will we get Live ...
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how to use a kernel patch?

I have a problem with my sound card and there is a patch on git that seem to repair my problem. here the patch But I don't know how to use patch. Someone can help me? edit :I saw that how to build ...
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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, to ...
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Ubuntu 14 not updating or upgrading!

I'm running into issues running sudo apt-get update && apt-get upgrade After I run it, I get this: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done ...
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Should I patch any of vulnerabilities manually?

There are list of vulnerabilities for Ubuntu: http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/ Should I patch them manually or patches are already in updates ? I asked because some said here that users should apply some ...
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How to apply kernel patches

I've been installing kernels from mainline repository - all simple there, just *.deb files, one can do simple dpkg -i on them. But how can one apply the patches 0001-base-packaging.patch , 0002-debian-...
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landscape registration

I am trying to use landscape for small environment consists of 5 vm ubuntu servers. I tried following How do I install Landscape for personal use? It lets me register on browser ->https://x.x.x.x/new-...
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Apply multiple patches at different levels

I am trying to apply patches for multiple files. These files are present in different directories at different levels in a top-level directory. The directory structure is same for the patch files also....
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VMWare player Ubuntu 15.10

I have been working on this problem for a while now and can't seem to find a solution anywhere. I've installed VMWare Player 5.0.4 for Linux 64-bit on my machine running Ubuntu 15.10. Installation ...