Re: Bug#221273: /usr/bin/make-kpkg: Patches not applied cleanly

From: Richard Kimber (
Date: 11/18/03

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    On Mon, 17 Nov 2003 14:00:00 -0600
    David <> wrote:

    > I've deleted all the previous messages but I was wondering.. do you
    > have the PATCH_THE_KERNEL option in your config file or do you issue it
    > when you do your make? If the latter, would you by any chance not be
    > doing so when you do your "make-kpkg clean"? If it's not in your config
    > file, it would need to be specified when you do the clean.

    Thanks, I'll look at that. It may be the explanation. I haven't set the
    option, because the man page says that if you do this then by default all
    patches are applied and, being the first time I had patched a kernel, I
    wanted to be sure which ones were (I like to try to minimise problems,
    there are enough others unconnected with patching). I turned to for guidance - and
    this provided confusing advice (see previous thread: kernel patch

    So, for clarification, should I be running:-

    make-kpkg --added_patches=<a,b,etc> clean

    in order to remove the applied patches?

    If so, the document above might beneficially be amended, and the man page
    could be clarified by adding to "Please note that the patches are
    UN-installed from the source when you run the clean target" something
    like "together with this option, or with PATCH_THE_KERNEL set to yes".

    - Richard.

    Richard Kimber
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