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authorMarek Belisko <marek.belisko@open-nandra.com>2012-09-20 10:48:21 (GMT)
committer Peter Korsgaard <jacmet@sunsite.dk>2012-10-08 19:25:45 (GMT)
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Add FAQ entry how to properly add package from github.
Signed-off-by: Marek Belisko <marek.belisko@open-nandra.com> Acked-by: "Yann E. MORIN" <yann.morin.1998@free.fr> Acked-by: Samuel Martin <s.martin49@gmail.com> Signed-off-by: Peter Korsgaard <jacmet@sunsite.dk>
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@@ -36,3 +36,24 @@ then probably you are running a Fedora (or similar) distribution, and
you should install the +glibc-static+ package. This is because the
+module-init-tools+ build process wants to link statically against the
C library.
+
+How to add package from github
+------------------------------
+
+If the package has no release version, or its version cannot be
+identified using tag, then the sha1 of the particular commit should be
+used to identify the version (the first 7 characters of the sha1 are
+enough):
+
+------------------------
+FOO_VERSION = 1234567
+FOO_SITE = http://github.com/<user>/<package>/tarball/<branch>
+------------------------
+
+If the package version matches a tag, then this tag should be used to
+identify the version:
+
+------------------------
+FOO_VERSION = v1.0
+FOO_SITE = http://github.com/<user>/<package>/tarball/$(FOO_VERSION)
+------------------------