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authorGravatar Yann E. MORIN <yann.morin.1998@free.fr>2015-10-24 14:48:53 +0200
committerGravatar Thomas Petazzoni <thomas.petazzoni@free-electrons.com>2015-11-03 22:20:30 +0100
commit07e5641339800b75109cbc72f8e13a7b4f16d039 (patch)
tree206388e64580c6711731dc8945a6f56201eb9844 /docs
parentcc0c66510c1a2290804230c90765bc0d8281dd7e (diff)
core/pkg-generic: allow packages to exclude files when extracting
Currently, packages that need to exclude parts of the archives when extracting (e.g. to gain space), like gcc or toolchain-external, have to provide custom extract commands, just for the sake of adding a bunch of --exclude directives when calling tar. Add a new variable that packages may set, to provide a space-separated list of patterns to exclude. Signed-off-by: "Yann E. MORIN" <yann.morin.1998@free.fr> Cc: Thomas Petazzoni <thomas.petazzoni@free-electrons.com> Cc: Vicente Olivert Riera <Vincent.Riera@imgtec.com> Reviewed-by: Romain Naour <romain.naour@openwide.fr> Reviewed-by: Vicente Olivert Riera <Vincent.Riera@imgtec.com> Signed-off-by: Thomas Petazzoni <thomas.petazzoni@free-electrons.com>
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diff --git a/docs/manual/adding-packages-generic.txt b/docs/manual/adding-packages-generic.txt
index 9d6401ff02..a7143e4284 100644
--- a/docs/manual/adding-packages-generic.txt
+++ b/docs/manual/adding-packages-generic.txt
@@ -314,6 +314,10 @@ information is (assuming the package name is +libfoo+) :
that have more than one leading component to strip, set this
variable with the value to be passed to tar. Default: 1.
+* +LIBFOO_EXCLUDES+ is a space-separated list of patterns to exclude
+ when extracting the archive. Each item from that list is passed as
+ a tar's +--exclude+ option. By default, empty.
* +LIBFOO_DEPENDENCIES+ lists the dependencies (in terms of package
name) that are required for the current target package to
compile. These dependencies are guaranteed to be compiled and