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Description of problem:
I noticed by manually running the patches in the package, that they
produced 171 FAILED messages along with a lot of succesfull patches.
I also noticed, that at least one failed patch file definitely did
not have the linux-2.6.9 file as its source. After studying more how
to compile the source I succesfully ran the steps, but I am wondering
if the failing patches were just ignored and if I now have an
unstable kernel in an undefined state not equal to 2.6.9-1.681_FC3
with my tiny change of one variable.
BTW as mentioned in another report: a HOWTO compile document is
highly needed with the source.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
src RPM for 2.6.9-1.681_FC3
Steps to Reproduce:
1. run patches of the src RPM manually
Actual Results: many FAILED messages
Expected Results: all success
I don't know what you did, but you're doing something wrong.
I've done hundreds of local builds without error, and the build system
wouldn't spit out binary rpm's if something went wrong in the patching
He probably was trying to patch manually, and it failed because one
patch relies upon another.