Understanding how to update a patch

Posted on 2008-10-29
Last Modified: 2012-05-05

   I'm having troubles updating a patch and was hoping to get some advice. These are the instructions I've been given to update (full documentation:

To update by patching, download the appropriate patch file for your current version of OJS and run the following command from your OJS directory:

    $ patch -p1 < PATCH_FILE

But...I have no idea how to run a command from my OJS directory (which I believe is just a folder on my server). Anyone have any ideas?
Many thanks!
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Note that this will require the GNU patch tool to be installed. GNU patch is
included in most *NIX distributions, and is available for Windows and Solaris
as a download. Windows users may need to work around a patch bug by converting
the line-endings in the patch file from UNIX to DOS; to do this, open the patch
file in Notepad and save it again.

you have done that?
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which OS we are talking by the way?

Windows or Linux?
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jazzIIIlove earned 250 total points
ID: 22837385
Hi there;

A screenshot may clarify the issue for windows...

Be sure you are admin in your machine if we are talking in windows...

If Linux: go to directory via cd command just as dos prompt...then be sure you have the privilege to run the patch...if no, give +x to the patch...and be sure you are root in your machine if we are talking in Linux distro...

Best regards
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Author Comment

ID: 22837459
Hi jazzllllove!

I'm sort of blind and not very knowledgeable to/in these things, so thanks for your help!

I haven't done the GNU thing yet -  I'm using a Mac - does this make a difference?
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Expert Comment

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well so you will be using terminal to do this...Have you used terminal before?

Author Comment

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I haven't, but I have used Unix before (eons ago) ...but I'm trying to get shell access through the control panel of my server...
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if you are experiencing any problem, feel free to ask...

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