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authorThomas Petazzoni <thomas.petazzoni@free-electrons.com>2013-01-06 05:22:42 (GMT)
committer Peter Korsgaard <jacmet@sunsite.dk>2013-01-07 20:31:07 (GMT)
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docs/manual: update to mention the multiple patches support
After the modification of the <pkg>_PATCH semantic, let's update the documentation accordingly. Signed-off-by: Thomas Petazzoni <thomas.petazzoni@free-electrons.com> Signed-off-by: Peter Korsgaard <jacmet@sunsite.dk>
-rw-r--r--docs/manual/adding-packages-generic.txt17
1 files changed, 10 insertions, 7 deletions
diff --git a/docs/manual/adding-packages-generic.txt b/docs/manual/adding-packages-generic.txt
index 0759d4f..7b8561a 100644
--- a/docs/manual/adding-packages-generic.txt
+++ b/docs/manual/adding-packages-generic.txt
@@ -156,14 +156,17 @@ information is (assuming the package name is +libfoo+) :
+packagename-$(LIBFOO_VERSION).tar.gz+. +
Example: +LIBFOO_SOURCE = foobar-$(LIBFOO_VERSION).tar.bz2+
-* +LIBFOO_PATCH+ may contain the name of a patch, that will be
- downloaded from the same location as the tarball indicated in
- +LIBFOO_SOURCE+. If +HOST_LIBFOO_PATCH+ is not specified, it
- defaults to +LIBFOO_PATCH+. Note that patches that are included
- in Buildroot itself use a different mechanism: all files of the
- form +<packagename>-*.patch+ present in the package directory inside
+* +LIBFOO_PATCH+ may contain a space-separated list of patch file
+ names, that will be downloaded from the same location as the tarball
+ indicated in +LIBFOO_SOURCE+, and then applied to the package source
+ code. If +HOST_LIBFOO_PATCH+ is not specified, it defaults to
+ +LIBFOO_PATCH+. Note that patches that are included in Buildroot
+ itself use a different mechanism: all files of the form
+ +<packagename>-*.patch+ present in the package directory inside
Buildroot will be applied to the package after extraction (see
- xref:patch-policy[patching a package]).
+ xref:patch-policy[patching a package]). Finally, patches listed in
+ the +LIBFOO_PATCH+ variable are applied _before_ the patches stored
+ in the Buildroot package directory.
* +LIBFOO_SITE+ provides the location of the package, which can be a
URL or a local filesystem path. HTTP, FTP and SCP are supported URL