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ketchup 0.7

From:  Matt Mackall <>
To:  linux-kernel <>
Subject:  [ANNOUNCE] ketchup 0.7
Date:  Sat, 24 Apr 2004 16:17:32 -0500

ketchup is a script that automatically patches between kernel
versions, downloading and caching patches as needed, and automatically
determining the latest versions of several trees. Available at:

New in this version by popular demand:

- handles empty directories:
  if you run ketchup in an empty directory, it'll search its cache for
  a tarball nearest to the version specified and unpack that before
  patching, downloading a new tarball if none is available
- uses wget if available, with resume support
- uses gpg if available (disable with -G)
- archive, kernel-url, and work directory command line parameters
- cleaned up option parsing
- elimination of more Python 2.3isms (tested against 2.1)
- support for Martin Bligh's -mjb tree

Example usage:

 $ ketchup 2.6-mm
 2.6.3-rc1-mm1 -> 2.6.5-mm4
 Applying 2.6.3-rc1-mm1.bz2 -R
 Applying patch-2.6.3-rc1.bz2 -R
 Applying patch-2.6.3.bz2
 Applying patch-2.6.4.bz2
 Applying patch-2.6.5.bz2
 Downloading 2.6.5-mm4.bz2
 Downloading 2.6.5-mm4.bz2.sign
 Verifying signature...
 gpg: Signature made Sat Apr 10 21:55:36 2004 CDT using DSA key ID 517D0F0E
 gpg: Good signature from "Linux Kernel Archives Verification Key
 gpg:                 aka "Linux Kernel Archives Verification Key
 gpg: WARNING: This key is not certified with a trusted signature!
 gpg:          There is no indication that the signature belongs to the
 Primary key fingerprint: C75D C40A 11D7 AF88 9981  ED5B C86B A06A 517D 0F0E
 Applying 2.6.5-mm4.bz2

Matt Mackall : : Linux development and consulting
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