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authorGravatar Luca Ceresoli <luca@lucaceresoli.net>2015-07-11 16:15:05 +0200
committerGravatar Thomas Petazzoni <thomas.petazzoni@free-electrons.com>2015-07-12 00:51:14 +0200
commit62803be844b19e32c952cfff995354cf263d0f5d (patch)
treec50fd099b0174ce68739c9df5a977fc35a3092f0 /docs
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docs/manual: document <PKG>_STRIP_COMPONENTS
Signed-off-by: Luca Ceresoli <luca@lucaceresoli.net> Cc: Arnout Vandecappelle <arnout@mind.be> Acked-by: Arnout Vandecappelle (Essensium/Mind) <arnout@mind.be> 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 bc07667a01..4c12b42da8 100644
--- a/docs/manual/adding-packages-generic.txt
+++ b/docs/manual/adding-packages-generic.txt
@@ -303,6 +303,15 @@ information is (assuming the package name is +libfoo+) :
the package source code. Buildroot copies the contents of the
source directory into the package's build directory.
+* +LIBFOO_STRIP_COMPONENTS+ is the number of leading components
+ (directories) that tar must strip from file names on extraction.
+ The tarball for most packages has one leading component named
+ "<pkg-name>-<pkg-version>", thus Buildroot passes
+ --strip-components=1 to tar to remove it.
+ For non-standard packages that don't have this component, or
+ that have more than one leading component to strip, set this
+ variable with the value to be passed to tar. Default: 1.
* +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