Manual: added FAQ entry about source override

Submitted by Stephan Hoffmann on Oct. 8, 2012, 11:07 a.m.

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Message ID 1349694459-2325-1-git-send-email-sho@relinux.de
State Superseded
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Stephan Hoffmann Oct. 8, 2012, 11:07 a.m.
Signed-off-by: Stephan Hoffmann <sho@relinux.de>
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Thanks to Will Moore for corrrections and suggestions
 docs/manual/faq.txt |   13 +++++++++++++
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diff --git a/docs/manual/faq.txt b/docs/manual/faq.txt
index 575d019..2948bd7 100644
--- a/docs/manual/faq.txt
+++ b/docs/manual/faq.txt
@@ -1,6 +1,19 @@ 
 Frequently Asked Questions
 ==========================
 
+How can I use sources from my local PC instead of the official tarball?
+-----------------------------------------------------------------------
+
+Just use the "Source Directory Override" mechanism.
+
+You have to add a file local.mk to your project.  This file should
+contain the following definition:
+
+<package>_OVERRIDE_SRCDIR = wherever.your.source.lives
+
+Then announce this file to buildroot in the "Build options" menu as
+"location of a package override file".
+
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