[3/3] docs: describe "file" and "local" methods in LIBFOO_SITE_METHOD

Submitted by Nathan Lynch on June 17, 2012, 9:54 p.m.


Message ID 1339970041-17398-4-git-send-email-ntl@pobox.com
State Accepted
Commit fe8d4626f0225285eed4190958a5dc75cbefd972
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Nathan Lynch June 17, 2012, 9:54 p.m.
Based on description by Thomas Petazzoni at:

Signed-off-by: Nathan Lynch <ntl@pobox.com>
 docs/manual/adding-packages-gentargets.txt |    8 ++++++++
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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 @@  The list of variables that can be set in a +.mk+ file to give metadata
   ** +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