|author||Thomas Petazzoni <firstname.lastname@example.org>||2012-12-29 04:42:33 (GMT)|
|committer||Peter Korsgaard <email@example.com>||2012-12-29 21:42:41 (GMT)|
docs/manual: do not suggest to create a symlink for shared download directory
Creating a symbolic link for the download directory is really not a useful suggestion, since we have the much better solution of the BUILDROOT_DL_DIR environment variable. So emphasize this solution instead, and remove the suggestion of the symbolic link. Signed-off-by: Thomas Petazzoni <firstname.lastname@example.org> Acked-by: Samuel Martin <email@example.com> Signed-off-by: Peter Korsgaard <firstname.lastname@example.org>
1 files changed, 8 insertions, 15 deletions
diff --git a/docs/manual/download-location.txt b/docs/manual/download-location.txt
index 4befe0a..36a1356 100644
@@ -3,25 +3,18 @@
Location of downloaded packages
-The various tarballs that are downloaded by Buildroot are all stored in
-+DL_DIR+, which by default is the +dl+ directory. If you want
+The various tarballs that are downloaded by Buildroot are all stored
+in +BR2_DL_DIR+, which by default is the +dl+ directory. If you want
to keep a complete version of Buildroot which is known to be working
with the associated tarballs, you can make a copy of this directory.
-This will allow you to regenerate the toolchain and the target filesystem
-with exactly the same versions.
+This will allow you to regenerate the toolchain and the target
+filesystem with exactly the same versions.
If you maintain several Buildroot trees, it might be better to have a
-shared download location. This can be accessed by creating a symbolic
-link from the +dl+ directory to the shared download location:
- $ ln -s <shared download location> dl
-Another way of accessing a shared download location is to create the
-+BUILDROOT_DL_DIR+ environment variable. If this is set, then the
-value of DL_DIR in the project is overridden. The following line
-should be added to +<~/.bashrc>+.
+shared download location. This can be achieved by pointing the
++BUILDROOT_DL_DIR+ environment variable to a directory. If this is
+set, then the value of +BR2_DL_DIR+ in the Buildroot configuration is
+overridden. The following line should be added to +<~/.bashrc>+.
$ export BUILDROOT_DL_DIR <shared download location>