chkrootkit strange report

Ric Moore wayward4now at
Thu Feb 14 18:18:25 UTC 2008

On Wed, 2008-02-13 at 02:48 -0500, Todd Zullinger wrote:
> Ric Moore wrote:
> >> It's a bug. Apply attached patch to
> >> /usr/lib/chkrootkit-0.48/chkrootkit to fix it.
> > 
> > I hate to appear stupid, but how do I apply that? I thought patching
> > was done to tar files or src rpms? Please give my old head some
> > education.
> Patches are generally applied using the patch command.  It takes the
> output of diff and applies it to the files named in the diff.  For the
> patch that Michael sent, you should be able to apply it like so:
> # cd /usr/lib/chkrootkit-0.48
> # patch -p1 -b < /path/to/where/you/saved/the/patch-file
> That should apply the patch and backup the chkrootkit file (as
> chkrootkit~).  The -p1 tells patch to strip off the first directory
> level of the path in the patch file.  So it would remove the
> chkrootkit-0.48-orig/ and chkrootkit-0.48/ parts and use chkrootkit as
> the filename to which it's applying the patch.
> Or you could grab an (unsigned) rpm out of koji:
> F8:
> F7:
> Or you could wait a day or so for it to show up via a regular yum
> update. ;)

Thanks, I sorta knew how "patch" has been used in the past to change the
innards of a tar file, I was just hesitant to use it towards a script
already applied. Thanks be to the strong efforts of others, I have never
had to, in a bunch of years! My gratitude goes to the efforts of the
Devel teams. 

Humans make mistakes 15% of the time, statistically. So, the occasional
burp in the barrel is to be expected and I'm delighted that there are as
few hiccups as we've seen. I would insert one caveat, if it ain't broke
don't fix it, as that 15% chance comes back into play. :) Ric

My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.
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