Ok, I might be missing your point. Yup, patches end typically with .diff or .patch. Not .tar.gz. Maybe you could tell me where the exact location of your patches really is? Bah... Lazy person. ;) I cleaned up a bit so patches will be easier to find in the future. http://www.update.uu.se/~ams/patches/ You will need Marco's autoconf update patch to make it compile though. It is avaiable in the Savannah patch tracker I belive.