One of my peers insist that one should say "install a patch". I believe on the contrary that "apply a patch" is more natural and one can only "install a program" when it comes to piece of software.
A quick search in google tells me that the words apply and patch are more often associated as the words install and patch. There is nonetheless a lot of result for it, and searching for "install a patch" is more succesful as searching for "apply a patch".
Knowing that a google search is not ideal to find an answer in this domain, I would like to know when using apply is favored, and when it is better to use install with the word patch.