[SOLVED] What the Crux is a "commit"?
I've just put myself on the Crux mailing list, and the first thing that came down the line into my inbox was something called a "commit" which looked at first sight like gobbledygook.
On second sight, I decided that it was a patch for samba. I don't use samba so there's no problem. But sooner or later I'm going to get one of these for a program that I do use, and I need to know in advance what these commits are and what I'm supposed to do about them. Do these patches need to be applied by hand? Or are they just a way of telling people to run a normal upgrade for that package? And are they sent out as a routine process or because the change is urgent, maybe security related? There's nothing in the Crux handbook or the FAQ about this.