[Buildroot] [PATCH] docs/manual: clarify the <PKG>_PATCH_DEPENDENCIES guarantee
baruch at tkos.co.il
Fri Feb 21 05:34:42 UTC 2020
Unlike <PKG>_DEPENDENCIES, <PKG>_PATCH_DEPENDENCIES only guarantees
extract and patch of listed dependencies, not build. Make this subtlety
more explicit in the documentation.
Cc: Thomas De Schampheleire <thomas.de_schampheleire at nokia.com>
Signed-off-by: Baruch Siach <baruch at tkos.co.il>
docs/manual/adding-packages-generic.txt | 6 +++---
1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
diff --git a/docs/manual/adding-packages-generic.txt b/docs/manual/adding-packages-generic.txt
index 59cdb7ffd72d..82d97854dde4 100644
@@ -374,9 +374,9 @@ not and can not work as people would expect it should:
* +LIBFOO_PATCH_DEPENDENCIES+ lists the dependencies (in terms of
package name) that are required for the current package to be
patched. These dependencies are guaranteed to be extracted and
- patched before the current package is patched. In a similar way,
- +HOST_LIBFOO_PATCH_DEPENDENCIES+ lists the dependencies for the
- current host package.
+ patched (but not necessarily be built) before the current package
+ is patched. In a similar way, +HOST_LIBFOO_PATCH_DEPENDENCIES+ lists
+ the dependencies for the current host package.
This is seldom used; usually, +LIBFOO_DEPENDENCIES+ is what you
really want to use.
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