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authorGravatar Ludovic Desroches <ludovic.desroches@gmail.com>2012-05-18 10:47:01 +0000
committerGravatar Peter Korsgaard <jacmet@sunsite.dk>2012-05-19 20:57:55 +0200
commit38b1ba3681416692c97689b01c9302877949c693 (patch)
treef3621c3ba53578514785c5a0ebc5e6d7c3abd769 /support
parent55547775aafdca5fced4e0d4f530ae3093b7209c (diff)
apply-patches.sh: add documentation
Signed-off-by: Ludovic Desroches <ludovic.desroches@gmail.com> Signed-off-by: Peter Korsgaard <jacmet@sunsite.dk>
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diff --git a/support/scripts/apply-patches.sh b/support/scripts/apply-patches.sh
index f82be8643d..7a6c1fa986 100755
--- a/support/scripts/apply-patches.sh
+++ b/support/scripts/apply-patches.sh
@@ -4,6 +4,29 @@
# -Erik
# (c) 2002 Erik Andersen <andersen@codepoet.org>
+# Parameters:
+# - the build directory, optional, default value is '.'. The place where are
+# the package sources.
+# - the patch directory, optional, default '../kernel-patches'. The place
+# where are the scripts you want to apply.
+# - other parameters are the patch name patterns, optional, default value is
+# '*'. Pattern(s) describing the patch names you want to apply.
+# The script will look recursively for patches from the patch directory. If a
+# file is named 'series' then only patches mentionned into it will be applied.
+# If not, the script will look for file names matching pattern(s). If the name
+# ends with '.tar.*', '.tbz2' or '.tgz', the file is considered as an archive
+# and will be uncompressed into a directory named
+# '.patches-name_of_the_archive-unpacked'. It's the turn of this directory to
+# be scanned with '*' as pattern. Remember that scanning is recursive. Other
+# files than series file and archives are considered as a patch.
+# Once a patch is found, the script will try to apply it. If its name doesn't
+# end with '.gz', '.bz', '.bz2', '.zip', '.Z', '.diff*' or '.patch*', it will
+# be skipped. If necessary, the patch will be uncompressed before being
+# applied. The list of the patches applied is stored in '.applied_patches_list'
+# file in the build directory.
# Set directories from arguments, or use defaults.