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authorThomas De Schampheleire <>2013-11-02 14:57:27 (GMT)
committerThomas Petazzoni <>2013-11-02 15:16:47 (GMT)
commit1ae1f276066baf24ab85a4b05571c776b52cf16a (patch)
parent4feba5d62b8bd60732f28bfb43297c395eedd3c2 (diff)
manual: github commits should be specified in full
Signed-off-by: Thomas De Schampheleire <> Acked-by: Samuel Martin <> Signed-off-by: Thomas Petazzoni <>
1 files changed, 3 insertions, 4 deletions
diff --git a/docs/manual/adding-packages-tips.txt b/docs/manual/adding-packages-tips.txt
index 8b27c61..00244fe 100644
--- a/docs/manual/adding-packages-tips.txt
+++ b/docs/manual/adding-packages-tips.txt
@@ -44,14 +44,13 @@ However, it is possible to download tarballs directly from the repository
on github.
-FOO_VERSION = v1.0 # tag or (abbreviated) commit ID
+FOO_VERSION = v1.0 # tag or full commit ID
FOO_SITE =<user>/<package>/tarball/$(FOO_VERSION)
- The FOO_VERSION can either be a tag or a commit ID.
- The tarball name generated by github matches the default one from
- Buildroot (e.g.: +foo-1234567.tar.gz+),
+ Buildroot (e.g.: +foo-f6fb6654af62045239caed5950bc6c7971965e60.tar.gz+),
so it is not necessary to specify it in the file.
-- When using a commit ID as version, usually the first 7 characters of
- the SHA1 are enough.
+- When using a commit ID as version, you should use the full 40 hex characters.