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netrolller3d --dry-run has a dash in the middle.
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   * Where do I get the patch?   * Where do I get the patch?
    
-The [[http://​aircrack-ng.org/​doku.php|aircrack-ng wiki]] typically indicates which patches are required for particular drivers. ​ And the appropriate pages contain detailed installation and patching instructions. ​ See the [[drivers|drivers page]] for links to the various detailed pages.+The [[main|aircrack-ng wiki]] typically indicates which patches are required for particular drivers. ​ And the appropriate pages contain detailed installation and patching instructions. ​ See the [[install_drivers|drivers ​installation ​page]] for links to the various detailed pages.
  
-You can obtain the patch in a variety of ways.  The wiki page normally provides a download link.  As well, patches are included in the aircrack-ng source package in the "​patches"​ directory. ​ Many times patches are under development and you can find links to them on the [[http://forum.tinyshell.be|Forum]].+You can obtain the patch in a variety of ways.  The wiki page normally provides a download link.  As well, patches are included in the aircrack-ng source package in the "​patches"​ directory. ​ Many times patches are under development and you can find links to them on the [[https://forum.aircrack-ng.org|Forum]].
  
  
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    wget "URL to patch"    wget "URL to patch"
        
-   ​wget ​http://​patches.aircrack-ng.org/​rtl8187_2.6.24v3.patch+   ​wget ​https://​patches.aircrack-ng.org/​rtl8187_2.6.24v3.patch
  
 Then you need to move the patch to the appropriate directory using the "​mv"​ command. ​ The question arises as to which is the "​appropriate directory"? ​ There is no correct answer to the question. ​ It depends on what you are patching and how the patch was created. ​  ​Looking at the directories referenced in the patch itself usually gives you a good indication of where it should go.  You might need to try a few locations. ​ Here are some typical locations: Then you need to move the patch to the appropriate directory using the "​mv"​ command. ​ The question arises as to which is the "​appropriate directory"? ​ There is no correct answer to the question. ​ It depends on what you are patching and how the patch was created. ​  ​Looking at the directories referenced in the patch itself usually gives you a good indication of where it should go.  You might need to try a few locations. ​ Here are some typical locations:
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   * Play with the "​-pX"​ value. ​ This allows you to strip directories off of the referenced files in the patch. ​ Try -p0, -p1, -p2, etc.   * Play with the "​-pX"​ value. ​ This allows you to strip directories off of the referenced files in the patch. ​ Try -p0, -p1, -p2, etc.
   * The version of the patch may be wrong for your kernel version. ​ Check to ensure that the patch you are using is known to work properly against the kernel you are running.   * The version of the patch may be wrong for your kernel version. ​ Check to ensure that the patch you are using is known to work properly against the kernel you are running.
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   * In some rare cases, a few failures may still be ignored. ​  You can try compiling the program and see if it works. ​ Not a high probability but worth a try.   * In some rare cases, a few failures may still be ignored. ​  You can try compiling the program and see if it works. ​ Not a high probability but worth a try.
   * The version of the patch may be wrong for your kernel version. ​ Check to ensure that the patch you are using is known to work properly against the kernel you are running. ​ Most likely, you need an older or new version of the patch.   * The version of the patch may be wrong for your kernel version. ​ Check to ensure that the patch you are using is known to work properly against the kernel you are running. ​ Most likely, you need an older or new version of the patch.
 +  * If all hunks fail: The patch may be whitespace-damaged. Try adding the -l option to the patch command line.
 +  * Try applying the patch with the "​fuzz"​ option: add "​-F3"​ to the patch command line. (The number specifies the maximal fuzz allowed - 3 is a value that works well.)
   * If all else fails, you can try manually updating the source code by reviewing the patch and applying the changes by hand.   * If all else fails, you can try manually updating the source code by reviewing the patch and applying the changes by hand.
  
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