@@ -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
+ ** +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