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authorGustavo Zacarias <>2013-09-11 12:12:05 (GMT)
committerPeter Korsgaard <>2013-09-12 22:07:07 (GMT)
commit457620232ee181d122c198900f1f2247f5110a55 (patch)
parent15eb1fafa35cd9a9a0bbb70508699bdea1262b01 (diff)
docs/manual: add CVS support documentation
Signed-off-by: Gustavo Zacarias <> Signed-off-by: Peter Korsgaard <>
2 files changed, 8 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/docs/manual/adding-packages-generic.txt b/docs/manual/adding-packages-generic.txt
index 67967a2..cb067bd 100644
--- a/docs/manual/adding-packages-generic.txt
+++ b/docs/manual/adding-packages-generic.txt
@@ -266,6 +266,13 @@ information is (assuming the package name is +libfoo+) :
Buildroot performs a checkout which is preserved as a tarball in
the download cache; subsequent builds use the tarball instead of
performing another checkout.
+ ** +cvs+ for retrieving source code from a CVS repository.
+ Used by default when +LIBFOO_SITE+ begins with +cvs://+.
+ The downloaded source code is cached as with the +svn+ method.
+ Only anonymous pserver mode is supported.
+ +LIBFOO_SITE+ 'must' contain the source URL as well as the remote
+ repository directory. The module is the package name.
+ +LIBFOO_VERSION+ is 'mandatory' and 'must' be a timestamp.
** +git+ for retrieving source code from a Git repository. Used by
default when +LIBFOO_SITE+ begins with +git://+. The downloaded
source code is cached as with the +svn+
diff --git a/docs/manual/prerequisite.txt b/docs/manual/prerequisite.txt
index 9d36402..78ce436 100644
--- a/docs/manual/prerequisite.txt
+++ b/docs/manual/prerequisite.txt
@@ -52,7 +52,7 @@ Optional packages
In the official tree, most of the package sources are retrieved
using +wget+; a few are only available through their +git+, +mercurial+,
-or +svn+ repository.
++svn+ or +cvs+ repository.
All other source fetching methods are implemented and may be used in a
development context (further details: refer to xref:download-infra[]).