[wingide-users] Another patch question

Wingware Support support at wingware.com
Fri Oct 7 15:52:35 EDT 2005


Russell E. Owen wrote:
> Is it safe to apply patches that don't apply to the particular operating 
> system?
> 
> In particular there's a "Tiger" patch and I'm still on MacOS X 10.3.9. 
> I've avoided applying it for now, but intend to upgrade to 10.4 someday 
> and will probably forget to do it by then -- so I'd rather apply it now 
> if it will be safely ignored.

Within the same platform (OS X in this case) it should be safe.  It may 
cause problems to install OS X specific patches on Linux and vice-versa 
because both use .so files for extension modules.

John


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