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Non-Bug: Instructions for Patch 029 (fts) for OpenBSD 2.8
- To: bugs_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Non-Bug: Instructions for Patch 029 (fts) for OpenBSD 2.8
- From: "Matthew A. Schnoor" <mschnoor_(_at_)_yahoo_(_dot_)_com>
- Date: Thu, 7 Jun 2001 09:55:35 -0700 (PDT)
I'm a very happy OpenBSD 2.8 user (bought the CDs a few months back) and
I've been trying to keep my server updated with the latest patches.
I very much appreciate the timely release of patches, and the informative
documentation that comes with them. This is miles ahead of applying patches
When installing patch 029 (fts) for 2.8, I followed the instructions exactly
and came up with quite a number of error messages during the "make" step of
the procedure. I did not log these, as the console window flashed by
quickly and I moved on to resolving the errors.
I noticed that running a "make clean" before running "make" again seemed to
remove the errors, and correctly re-build the patched code in question.
Since I had applied earlier patches to this portion of the source tree, I
still had leftover .o and .po files (among others) from the previous
re-compilation, and this was interfering with the new "make" process with
the 029-patched code.
I strongly recommend including the "make clean" command in the instructions
for this patch, as well as future patches. In the case where people have
already applied one patch or have leftover object files, the "make clean"
will clean up the traces of previous compiles and make the code compile
fresh, which is the desired result.
-- Matthew A. Schnoor
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