Newbie question - Security Patch
cmueller at gmx.de
Sat Jan 21 12:33:09 GMT 2006
Am Samstag, 21. Januar 2006 13:11 schrieb yankeemcc:
> I'm new to the list and to KDE. I saw the security advisory on the
> Konqueror heap overflow yesterday and folowed the instructions to get
> the patch. Unfortunately I do not understand how to apply a
> ".diff" file. And I couldn't find any guidence in the documentation.
> Could someone point me in the right direction on how to apply this
> kind of security patch?
The most common way and the most suitable one for newbies is to let
the distributor do the work. So, if you're, say, a SUSE user, use their
online update (YOU) to get an updated package with the fix.
Most distributors offer updated packages very soon after a security problem
gets known and fixed. (You haven't stated your distro.)
You only need the .diff file if you have compiled KDE from source on
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