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June 15th, 2011, 03:51 PM
Hi, I'm very new so please bear with me
How does one go about applying a patch to a package? (in this case photorec)The link to the patch opens as pure source code.

Anyone have a step by step for a total novice?

Thanks in advance :)

June 15th, 2011, 03:57 PM
The best for you would be to get in contact with someone that manages this package.

Is it on Launchpad? github?

June 15th, 2011, 04:09 PM
You can use the patch command for this. Take a look at the patch man page:

man patch

June 15th, 2011, 04:29 PM
Thanks I've contacted the person who manages the package and hopefully he will have some pointers.