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Looking for a fiber optic “switch” or “router” for home use

The gist of my question: What is a "fiber optic" switch called? I.E. a layer 2 ethernet switch that uses fiber TX and RX connections and sends layer 2 network traffic between the fiber strands ...
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How do I patch the shellshock vulnerability on an obsolete Ubuntu system that I can't upgrade?

I have a system that I administer remotely (2 timezones away) that runs Ubuntu 9.04, Jaunty. For various reasons, mainly that I'm really leery about trying to do a distribution upgrade from so far ...
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Binary diff/patch for large files on linux?

I've got two partition images (A and B) and want to use them to create a patch that I can apply on A on another computer in order to get the new B image without flooding the network. I have the ...
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What is the technical differences between “update” and “upgrade” with yum?

I frequently use the following when updating/upgrading RPM-based distros (CentOS, RHEL, and Fedora in my case): yum -y update && yum -y upgrade However, I'm not sure exactly how the two yum ...
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Where the Ubuntu's source can be gotten?

Where can I get Ubuntu's source code? Actually I want It's kernel's code. I know I can get the kernel from kernel.org but as I found out that Ubuntu does some patching on the kernel I want to know ...
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Can a crossover cable be used as a patch cable?

Can I connect a Netgear DGND3300 10/100 modem/router, via a crossover cable, to either a Gigabyte M61PME-S2 containing an nForce 10/100 chip or an Asrock P67 Extreme4 with Gigabit Ethernet, with the ...
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Copy “%SystemRoot%\SoftwareDistribution\Download” to another computer

Is it possible (and safe) to copy the SoftwareDistribution\Download folder from one Windows XP machine, A, to another, B, and then let update.microsoft.com do its thing on B minus the download ...
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Cant apply the patch

I have unpacked the source code of efivar-0.23.tar.gz and trying to apply the following patch: http://patchwork.openembedded.org/patch/117073/ to be able to compile it. I have entered the unpacked ...
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How to prevent patch from creating backup files?

I'm writing some code that will apply the patch(1) program, and I want to completely prevent it from creating backup files. That is, I don't want it to create foo.orig files when it either fails to ...
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How do i apply a patch to Synergy in Mac OS X

I have downloaded a patch for a keyboard problem in Synergy for my mac but have no idea how to use it
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Jump to file/line of current patch hunk in vim

If I'm viewing a multi-file diff in vim - for example the one produced by running :VCSDiff in a netrw buffer - and I position my cursor over a particular hunk, is there a way to jump to the affected ...
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How to apply patch to Gnome on Ubuntu

My system has been crashing, and I think it may have something to do with Gnome since the crashes only occur when I'm using it. I checked the log file after a crash and it reported... Gtk-CRITICAL ...
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tool to display patch file

What tools exist to display patch files? A text editor is usually good enough. ColorDiff can add color. Ideally though the tool would also show intra-line differences like KDiff3.
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Patching .iso files

sometimes I have only little bandwidth. Also I have access to a machine with high bandwidth via ssh over the low bandwidth line. So let's say, there's a new version of my favorite live system. The ...
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“Hunk #1” message after apply a patch

I am trying to apply a patch on Linux using patch -p1 < name_of_a_patch.patch I get this line saying patching file my_application.c Hunk #1 succeeded at 96 (offset -27 lines) And I see a file ...
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diff and patch tool

I'm trying to generate patches for a bunch of files I changed. I'm using Meld which does a great job of diff’ing the files in a nice visual manor, then it allows me to save and generate a patch file ...
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How do I apply a patch to my Linux kernel?

I am trying to compile the iscsi-target software SCST. It wants me to apply a patch to my Linux kernel in order to allow for certain performance gains. The problem is I still new to Linux development. ...
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Do distributions like Ubuntu and Fedora costomize their own kernels?

As I was trying to do some patching on Ubuntu's kernel I've found out kernel.org's patches cannot be merged correctly with the kernel source. I'm wondering if distributions like Ubuntu have their own ...
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Can I get a .patch file from a svn commit without svn?

I was wondering if it's possible to extract a diff or patch file from a svn commit, directly from the url without needing svn? For example, if I'm given the following GitHub url of a specific commit, ...
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Atomic application of unix patch

I have prepared a "patch" to my customer who will need to manually apply it to their code. If patch is applied partially due to conflicts then the whole procedure needs to be immediately reversed. I ...
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How much bandwidth is used by security updates?

Does anyone have a ballpark figure on how much bandwidth is used on average each month by Windows 7 for security updates / patches?
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Installing a patch on Windows 7 VM

I've just installed a Windows XP and Windows 7 virtual machine in Oracle VirtualBox, as I want to test that my domain certificates are good for the forthcoming MS patch 2661254 (which checks the ...
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Navigating to next hunk in a patch file using VIM

Some of us are familiar with patch failures like "Hunk #11 FAILED at 958." -- is there a command in VIM that allows me to go to, say, 11th hunk ... without having to manually count it? Even a shortcut ...
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RDP Wrapper Library by Stas'M and multisession [closed]

http://stascorp.com/load/1-1-0-63 I'm using this patch to enable RDP on Win7 and enable multi-loggon to the 1 account for 2 users. But there is some problem. When i connect to the 1 account when other ...
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How to compile an ISO with a kernel patch for another computer?

I recently bought an HP Stream, which is a neat, cheap laptop that I intended to install Xubuntu on. Unfortunately, I have been running into problems due to its eMMC drive. I found it seems to be ...
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Should I use a patch panel in my home network?

I'm busy with renovations in my house and in the process of running CAT6 cable to different areas in my house where I need it. I'm new to networking so I'm not sure of the best way to do this. I have ...
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How to patch something with diff output?

I want to apply the below changes to some code that someone has written and provided a diff output from. Is there a way given only the output below I can easily create a patch and apply it, or (as ...
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Let diff create new files, but not remove existing files

Maybe I am missing something, but I'd like a diff between two directories to create files that don't exist, but not remove files that do. So, given something like: ./a/foo ./b/bar This command: ...
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How to connect switch to a patch panel

I have a 24-port patch panel that connects Cat6 cables throughout my house. Out of these, only 12 ports are connected at the moment. I am in the process of setting up my home network and looking at ...
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How to apply binary diff produced by fc to a file?

How can one apply diff file produced by fc /b command on Windows to update some file in a simplest way possible; i.e. without buying anything or downloading some large/questionable software? The diff ...
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Is there any way to force windows updates to use the Temp folder instead of the root of C for installing updates?

I would like to prevent them from even coming up if possible. I don't know why Windows doesn't use the %system root%\temp folder for these. :( Looks like there have been a couple others asking about ...
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How to only add lines using patch?

I'd like to be able to use diff & patch in order to write new lines to a file. To clarify what I mean a bit: Original file: test1.repo exclude=mongo* exclude=sqlite* ...
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Easiest way to install the Ubuntu Mysql Security Patch

I am looking for a quick and easy way to install the security fix for CVE-2012-2122 on my Ubuntu boxes. I don't want to risk installing any of the other updates and I just want to install the ...
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compiling curl with HipHop for PHP Patch [closed]

I'm following this guide: https://github.com/facebook/hiphop-php/wiki/Building-and-installing-on-ubuntu-10.10 It want's me to download curl source, doing the patch and compile this. well, but i get ...
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What do these instructions mean in plain English?

I know it's for the linux program patch, but if I try to use it, I get the following error: missing header for unified diff at line 4 of patch malformed patch at line 5: quit Instead, I'd like to ...
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Tool to create a patch that modifies/adds files within a directory structure

I have a set of files that need a set of changes applied to them. In this scenario I have a Java Application Server (distributed via a zip file) that I need to apply a set of known configurations to, ...
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Determine Effective Security Version when faced with Backpatching?

The Heartbleed bug has a lot of people asking how to check the version of an installed package. I'm included since I have not discovered a way. Unfortunately, backpatching has made version checking ...
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Windows Updates can be critical or recommended, but why?

I just wanted to know the difference is between Windows Updates being 'Critical' and 'Recommended'. And also what factors go into deciding this?
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An Application to describe .patch files

Do you know any application that be able to describe .patch files? I mean an application that be able to get .patch file & give me a human readable of the changes it make on files so I'll be able ...
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Zune Last-day-of-leap-year bug - did Microsoft release a fix? [closed]

When the Zune 30's had the outage on the last day of 2008, there was a side discussion about how long it would take for Microsoft to create a fix. After the dust settled, the problem "fixed itself" ...
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Can I attach my patch panel to my router without using a switch? [closed]

I want to put my patch panel behind the sheet rock to accommodate where my wires are in the wall. There is no space for a switch so can I bypass the switch?
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How to check OS X installed security updates

Triggered by the apple security update notification on Security update 2015-006 I updated all of the updates in the App Store (no new updates left). I was actual wondering how to check if the latest ...
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Why is my patch coming out in binary format?

I'm diffing two directories, 220 and sue, as follows: diff -r 220 sue > diff.txt The directory looks as follows afterwards: $ ls -al total 20 drwxrwx---+ 1 Administrators Domain Users 0 Jun ...
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How to check if Flash Player version is still supported and has recent updates?

We have to check the flash versions on some pcs. What we have are the version numbers of the installed software. Is there any way to check if the versions are patched and currently supported? What ...
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Patch tool without admin privileges on Windows 7

Is there any cli based patch tool that can run in Windows 7 without administrator privileges? I have tried the following tools but they both need admin privileges. ...
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How to proceed on hung Windows update patch installation?

My ASUS laptop running Windows 8.1 (x64) is hung on installing a Microsoft patch. I ran Windows Update yesterday, and Windows Update spent about 20 hours attempting to install patch 12 of 29. In my ...
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Lynx https patch

I have heard that there is a https patch for lynx, where can I find the patch and how would I install it? I am using a mac 10.8, I looked an GitHub and I could not find anything.
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Arch Linux: How to handle patches which only you will use?

I'm using freerdp together with xmonad and it has been giving me a lot of trouble. The super key (or "windows key") is my mod key in xmonad and it has been interfering with my freerdp usage rather ...
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Windows 2000 will be end of life on the next patch day, but will it still receive patches on that day?

I still have a few old Win9x VMs I can no longer reinstall because their update services do not longer work. So, I'd like to use WSUS Offline Update to burn a CD with all Windows 2000 updates after ...
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will a WAP work through a passive switch

I have a Comcast modem/router that currently provides internet to my house, but I want to upgrade and add a WAP and some ethernet drops around. I have set up networks before, but I have never done ...