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authorNathan Lynch <>2012-06-17 11:54:01 (GMT)
committer Peter Korsgaard <>2012-07-02 05:32:37 (GMT)
commitfe8d4626f0225285eed4190958a5dc75cbefd972 (patch)
parent9fd16a175b228888669a4e7b0b582c92893a9f7d (diff)
docs: describe "file" and "local" methods in LIBFOO_SITE_METHOD
Based on description by Thomas Petazzoni at: Signed-off-by: Nathan Lynch <> Acked-by: Thomas Petazzoni <> Acked-by: Arnout Vandecappelle (Essensium/Mind) <> Signed-off-by: Peter Korsgaard <>
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diff --git a/docs/manual/adding-packages-gentargets.txt b/docs/manual/adding-packages-gentargets.txt
index b296ac4..84cf06b 100644
--- a/docs/manual/adding-packages-gentargets.txt
+++ b/docs/manual/adding-packages-gentargets.txt
@@ -209,6 +209,14 @@ information is (assuming the package name is +libfoo+) :
** +bzr+ for retrieving source code from a Bazaar repository. Used
by default when +LIBFOO_SITE+ begins with +bzr://+. The
downloaded source code is cached as with the +svn+ method.
+ ** +file+ for a local tarball. One should use this when
+ +LIBFOO_SITE+ specifies a package tarball as a local filename.
+ Useful for software that isn't available publicly or in version
+ control.
+ ** +local+ for a local source code directory. One should use this
+ when +LIBFOO_SITE+ specifies a local directory path containing
+ the package source code. Buildroot copies the contents of the
+ source directory into the package's build directory.
* +LIBFOO_DEPENDENCIES+ lists the dependencies (in terms of package
name) that are required for the current target package to