In computing, a patch is a software update meant to fix problems with a computer program. This can range from fixing bugs to replacing graphics to improving the usability or performance of a previous version. The term probably originates from the Unix patch command by Larry Wall. Though patches are meant to fix problems, sometimes patches introduce new ones.
After bringing in the patch the program has to be recompiled.
Patches for VDR
For VDR several patches exists. But these are not bug fixing patches, instead they improve or alter some behavier of VDR.
Here is a uncomplete list of patches
|Plugin||Description||Maintainer (Please avoid nicknames!)|
|mdklirc||For LIRC Mandrake 9.1 RPMs|
|settime||Enables VDR to set the time without root rights|