I downloaded a trunk version of a codebase from git, and there are build errors. Aparently a patch is now available, and I received an email :
see https://github.com/JustinTulloss/zeromq.node/pull/47 for patch
I am new to git so I'm not quite sure what to do with this 'patch' especially, since the page looks more like a discussion thread.
Does anyone know how I can obtain/apply this patch to my locally cloned git repository?
Save the patch somewhere. If you're using linux you can use curl:
curl -L https://github.com/JustinTulloss/zeromq.node/pull/47.patch > /tmp/47.patch
To apply the patch use
git apply. You can see if the patch will apply cleanly with the
check option. Change to your git directory and run:
git apply --check /tmp/47.patch
If it looks like you want to apply the patch remove the check option
git apply /tmp/47.patch