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Why won't 'patch' install the patch that ISC has sent me?
Author: ISC Support Reference Number: AA-00511 Views: 3401 Created: 2011-10-27 09:23 Last Updated: 2017-08-01 18:04 0 Rating/ Voters

If ISC has sent you a patch to apply to your current version of one of our products, it will usually be in the "unified" diff format (aka "unidiff"), intended to be applied to the source tree using the GNU "patch" utility..

The Solaris environment has historically provided a "patch" utility that does something else, therefore on a Solaris system GNU patch is typically known as "gpatch" instead.

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