[Buildroot] [git commit] manual: minor fix in patch-policy.txt

Peter Korsgaard jacmet at sunsite.dk
Thu Feb 28 21:37:12 UTC 2013

commit: http://git.buildroot.net/buildroot/commit/?id=7a26f2f66360ddbcf1be5833d4834a72ccde769f
branch: http://git.buildroot.net/buildroot/commit/?id=refs/heads/master

Signed-off-by: Samuel Martin <s.martin49 at gmail.com>
Signed-off-by: Peter Korsgaard <jacmet at sunsite.dk>
 docs/manual/patch-policy.txt |   16 +++++++++++++---
 1 files changed, 13 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/docs/manual/patch-policy.txt b/docs/manual/patch-policy.txt
index 14c6efc..0f55b26 100644
--- a/docs/manual/patch-policy.txt
+++ b/docs/manual/patch-policy.txt
@@ -34,12 +34,18 @@ Most patches are provided within Buildroot, in the package
 directory; these typically aim to fix cross-compilation, libc support,
 or other such issues.
-These patch files should be named +<packagename>-<description>.patch+.
+These patch files should be named +<packagename>-<number>-<description>.patch+.
 A +series+ file, as used by +quilt+, may also be added in the
 package directory. In that case, the +series+ file defines the patch
 application order.
+- The patch files coming with Buildroot should not contain any package version
+reference in their filename.
+- The field +<number>+ in the patch file name refers to the 'apply order'.
 How patches are applied
@@ -56,8 +62,12 @@ How patches are applied
 * If a +series+ file exists in the package directory, then patches are
   applied according to the +series+ file;
-* Otherwise, patch files matching `<packagename>-*.patch` are applied
-  following the +ls+ command order.
+* Otherwise, patch files matching +<packagename>-*.patch+
+  are applied in alphabetical order.
+  So, to ensure they are applied in the right order, it is hightly
+  recommended to named the patch files like this:
+  +<packagename>-<number>-<description>.patch+, where +<number>+
+  refers to the 'apply order'.
 . Run the +<packagename>_POST_PATCH_HOOKS+ commands if defined.

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