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Bug#311941: kernel-patch-debian-2.6.11: Package description says "patch does not apply to pristine sources", which doesn't seem to be the case

On Sat, 2005-06-04 at 13:51 +0200, Johannes Rohr wrote:
> Hi,
> I am surprised by the package description which says:
>  Note that these patches do NOT apply
>  against a pristine Linux 2.6.11 kernel but only against
>  kernel-source-2.6.11_2.6.11.orig.tar.gz from the Debian archive.
> In fact, the patch applies to a pristine source without any errors. 

Maybe it should say "Note that these patches are not intended to apply
to a pristine"...

Anyone object to me making this change?

> And,
> well, until today I thought that the kernel-patch-debian packages
> actually do contain the differences between the vanilla sources and
> Debian's kernel sources. 

They contain the differences between the
kernel-source-2.6.11_2.6.11.orig.tar.gz and Debian's kernel sources. The
important point here is that kernel-source-2.6.11_2.6.11.orig.tar.gz is
not the same as linux-2.6.11.tar.gz.  The differences are primarily due
to the removal of non-redistributable files.  These patches may apply
cleanly to a vanilla linux tarball, but this is purely coincidental and
not guaranteed.

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