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authorGravatar Jan Kundrát <jan.kundrat@cesnet.cz>2019-06-10 15:37:12 +0200
committerGravatar Arnout Vandecappelle (Essensium/Mind) <arnout@mind.be>2019-06-10 16:49:51 +0200
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docs: use-case for un-ignoring VCS directories and overridden source dir
Signed-off-by: Jan Kundrát <jan.kundrat@cesnet.cz> Suggested-by: Arnout Vandecappelle (Essensium/Mind) <arnout@mind.be> Fixes: a27078d32d Allow overriding the VCS exclude list with *_OVERRIDE_SRCDIR_RSYNC_EXCLUSIONS Signed-off-by: Arnout Vandecappelle (Essensium/Mind) <arnout@mind.be>
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diff --git a/docs/manual/using-buildroot-development.txt b/docs/manual/using-buildroot-development.txt
index 65a9f1a3f7..da6dd822fb 100644
--- a/docs/manual/using-buildroot-development.txt
+++ b/docs/manual/using-buildroot-development.txt
@@ -109,3 +109,13 @@ WEBKITGTK_OVERRIDE_SRCDIR_RSYNC_EXCLUSIONS = \
--exclude WebDriverTests --exclude WebKitBuild --exclude WebKitLibraries \
--exclude WebKit.xcworkspace --exclude Websites --exclude Examples
------------------
+
+By default, Buildroot skips syncing of VCS artifacts (e.g., the *.git* and
+*.svn* directories). Some packages prefer to have these VCS directories
+available during build, for example for automatically determining a precise
+commit reference for version information. To undo this built-in filtering at a
+cost of a slower speed, add these directories back:
+
+------------------
+LINUX_OVERRIDE_SRCDIR_RSYNC_EXCLUSIONS = --include .git
+------------------