[Buildroot] [PATCH] docs/manual: clarify the <PKG>_PATCH_DEPENDENCIES guarantee

Baruch Siach 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
--- a/docs/manual/adding-packages-generic.txt
+++ b/docs/manual/adding-packages-generic.txt
@@ -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.
 
-- 
2.25.0



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