How do I apply a patch?

Submitted by javelin on Mon, 2012-02-13 19:46

How do I apply a patch?

The instructions for PennMUSH patches are at the top of each file, but here's a summary.

From a unix shell prompt in the pennmush directory (Represented by the %):
% patch -p1 < 1.7.4-patch06
% make

The name of the patch file will vary, of course. If anything else needs to be done, like re-running Configure, make will tell you. After make recompiles the mush, do a @shutdown/reboot from in the mush. Some patches require a full @shutdown -- if so, the instructions in the patch file will mention this.

2001-Jun-11 7:58pm shawnw