[Buildroot] [PATCH 04/15] package: implement a 'local' site method

Thomas Petazzoni thomas.petazzoni at free-electrons.com
Thu Sep 29 19:57:40 UTC 2011

The new override source directory mechanism allows to tell Buildroot
to use a particular directory as the source directory for a
package. However, this mechanism works with a local override makefile
and not directly within the package recipe itself.

For some use cases, it might be desirable to write a package recipe
which always refers to a local source directory (and not a http, git,
svn or bazaar download). This commit makes this possible by adding the
'local' site method. It allows to write package recipes as follows:

MYPKG_SITE = /tmp/mypkg-source-code


$(eval $(call GENTARGETS,package,mypkg))

Signed-off-by: Thomas Petazzoni <thomas.petazzoni at free-electrons.com>
 package/Makefile.package.in |    6 ++++++
 1 files changed, 6 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)

diff --git a/package/Makefile.package.in b/package/Makefile.package.in
index 53cc8eb..5987d38 100644
--- a/package/Makefile.package.in
+++ b/package/Makefile.package.in
@@ -439,6 +439,12 @@ ifndef $(2)_SITE_METHOD
+ifeq ($$($(2)_SITE_METHOD),local)
+ifeq ($$($(2)_OVERRIDE_SRCDIR),)
+$(2)_OVERRIDE_SRCDIR = $($(2)_SITE)

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