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authorGravatar Thomas Petazzoni <thomas.petazzoni@free-electrons.com>2015-03-29 19:33:23 +0200
committerGravatar Thomas Petazzoni <thomas.petazzoni@free-electrons.com>2015-04-06 11:05:16 +0200
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docs/manual: update documentation about applying patches
The Buildroot manual is currently wrong when describing how patches are applied: it says that <packagename>-*.patch is applied, and that <packagename>-<seq>-*.patch is the recommended name for patches. This is incorrect, since we're now using just <seq>-*.patch. This commit adjusts the documentation accordingly. Signed-off-by: Thomas Petazzoni <thomas.petazzoni@free-electrons.com> Reviewed-by: "Yann E. MORIN" <yann.morin.1998@free.fr>
Diffstat (limited to 'docs')
-rw-r--r--docs/manual/adding-packages-generic.txt2
-rw-r--r--docs/manual/customize-patches.txt11
2 files changed, 6 insertions, 7 deletions
diff --git a/docs/manual/adding-packages-generic.txt b/docs/manual/adding-packages-generic.txt
index 85c9ccd92a..1aa6def85d 100644
--- a/docs/manual/adding-packages-generic.txt
+++ b/docs/manual/adding-packages-generic.txt
@@ -219,7 +219,7 @@ information is (assuming the package name is +libfoo+) :
+LIBFOO_SITE+. If +HOST_LIBFOO_PATCH+ is not specified, it defaults
to +LIBFOO_PATCH+. Note that patches that are included in Buildroot
itself use a different mechanism: all files of the form
- +<packagename>-*.patch+ present in the package directory inside
+ +*.patch+ present in the package directory inside
Buildroot will be applied to the package after extraction (see
xref:patch-policy[patching a package]). Finally, patches listed in
the +LIBFOO_PATCH+ variable are applied _before_ the patches stored
diff --git a/docs/manual/customize-patches.txt b/docs/manual/customize-patches.txt
index e129a64855..fa63541110 100644
--- a/docs/manual/customize-patches.txt
+++ b/docs/manual/customize-patches.txt
@@ -33,12 +33,11 @@ follows:
* If a +series+ file exists in the package directory, then patches are
applied according to the +series+ file;
+
-* Otherwise, patch files matching +<packagename>-*.patch+
- are applied in alphabetical order.
- So, to ensure they are applied in the right order, it is highly
- recommended to name the patch files like this:
- +<packagename>-<number>-<description>.patch+, where +<number>+
- refers to the 'apply order'.
+* Otherwise, patch files matching +*.patch+ are applied in
+ alphabetical order. So, to ensure they are applied in the right
+ order, it is highly recommended to name the patch files like this:
+ +<number>-<description>.patch+, where +<number>+ refers to the
+ 'apply order'.
For information about how patches are applied for a package, see
xref:patch-apply-order[]