Busybox 1.33.1 release tarball contains already-applied patch files

Ben Fuller ben at bvnf.space
Thu May 6 13:10:17 UTC 2021

Hi there,

The latest release, downloaded from
contains the patches of each commit since the 1.33.0 release.

The patches have already been applied to the source, so when
I want to apply my own patches with

    for patch in *.patch; do
        patch -p1 < "$patch"

these patches are also pulled in, but they've already
been applied
so the build fails.

Strangely, the release from the GitHub mirror
doesn't contain those patch files.

Could you take these files out of the release tarball?



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