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How to Apply a Patch

Some of the Known Issues topics of TWikiProductionReleases supply a patch. To patch your TWiki installation, login to your server, change to the TWiki root directory and then run patch -i patchfile.txt. If needed, download GNU Patch (linked to from PatchGuidelines).

If the patch is very small you can apply it manually. The patch file indicates the file, e.g. twiki/lib/TWiki.pm. Edit that file and replace the - minus lines with the + plus lines, removing the leading plus.

-- Contributors: PeterThoeny, RichardDonkin


The TWiki root directory is propably something like /srv/www/htdocs/twiki or /srv/www/twiki.

Depending on the content of the patchfile.txt it might be necessary to run patch -p1 -i patchfile.txt to strip off the first directory level.

Have a look at the first lines of the patch to see if there is a TWiki directory like ---TWiki-4.0.0 then -p1 is your choice.

To get a logfile (recommended) run the following command

patch -p1 -i patchfile.txt &2>1 /tmp/patch.log

-- FerdinandGassauer - 10 Feb 2006

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