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diff --git a/docs/manual/adding-packages-rebar.txt b/docs/manual/adding-packages-rebar.txt
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@@ -86,6 +86,12 @@ If the package bundles a _rebar_ utility, but can use the generic
* +ERLANG_FOOBAR_REBAR_ENV+, to specify additional environment
variables to pass to the _rebar_ utility.
+* +ERLANG_FOOBAR_KEEP_DEPENDENCIES+, to keep the dependencies
+ described in the rebar.config file. Valid values are +YES+ or +NO+
+ (the default). Unless this variable is set to +YES+, the _rebar_
+ infrastructure removes such dependencies in a post-patch hook to
+ ensure rebar does not download nor compile them.
With the rebar infrastructure, all the steps required to build
and install the packages are already defined, and they generally work
well for most rebar-based packages. However, when required, it is