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authorStephan Hoffmann <>2013-08-06 21:36:20 (GMT)
committerThomas Petazzoni <>2013-08-06 22:14:20 (GMT)
commit3d36ae7e8d70c987aa2e959c1c776542ce05d175 (patch)
parentc3c950d0d5d5e8d1382610e259a79d5ddf831941 (diff)
manual: mention LIBFOO_EXTRACT_CMDS
[Samuel: add precision about non-tar archive] [Thomas: reword with more details. Fix commit title] Signed-off-by: Stephan Hoffmann <> Acked-by: Arnout Vandecappelle (Essensium/Mind) <> Signed-off-by: Samuel Martin <> Signed-off-by: Thomas Petazzoni <>
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diff --git a/docs/manual/adding-packages-generic.txt b/docs/manual/adding-packages-generic.txt
index faf70b1..fdca612 100644
--- a/docs/manual/adding-packages-generic.txt
+++ b/docs/manual/adding-packages-generic.txt
@@ -358,6 +358,13 @@ LIBFOO_VERSION = 2.32
Now, the variables that define what should be performed at the
different steps of the build process.
+* +LIBFOO_EXTRACT_CMDS+ lists the actions to be performed to extract
+ the package. This is generally not needed as tarballs are
+ automatically handled by Buildroot. However, if the package uses a
+ non-standard archive format, such as a ZIP or RAR file, or has a
+ tarball with a non-standard organization, this variable allows to
+ override the package infrastructure default behavior.
* +LIBFOO_CONFIGURE_CMDS+ lists the actions to be performed to
configure the package before its compilation.