[Buildroot] [PATCH 1 of 2 for 2014.08] manual/user guide/customization: expand introduction text

Thomas De Schampheleire patrickdepinguin at gmail.com
Wed Aug 27 19:40:10 UTC 2014


This patch expands the introduction text of chapter 'Project-specific
customization' by listing the type of customizations that can be performed
by a project.

Signed-off-by: Thomas De Schampheleire <thomas.de.schampheleire at gmail.com>

---
 docs/manual/customize.txt |  25 +++++++++++++++++++++----
 1 files changed, 21 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

diff --git a/docs/manual/customize.txt b/docs/manual/customize.txt
--- a/docs/manual/customize.txt
+++ b/docs/manual/customize.txt
@@ -3,11 +3,28 @@
 
 == Project-specific customization
 
-The following sections describe the various way in which you can
-customize Buildroot for a given project.
+Typical actions you may need to perform for a given project are:
 
-For instructions on how to add new packages to Buildroot, refer to
-xref:adding-packages[]
+- configuring Buildroot (including build options and toolchain,
+  bootloader, kernel, package and filesystem image type selection)
+- configuring other components, like the Linux kernel and BusyBox
+- adding project-specific patches to some packages (using
+  +BR2_GLOBAL_PATCH_DIR+)
+- adding or overwriting files on the target filesystem (using
+  +BR2_ROOTFS_OVERLAY+)
+- modifying or deleting files on the target filesystem (using
+  +BR2_ROOTFS_POST_BUILD_SCRIPT+)
+- running arbitrary commands prior to generating the filesystem image
+  (using +BR2_ROOTFS_POST_BUILD_SCRIPT+)
+- running arbitrary commands after generating the filesystem image
+  (using +BR2_ROOTFS_POST_IMAGE_SCRIPT+)
+- adding project-specific packages
+
+This chapter describes how to make such project-specific customizations
+in Buildroot and how to store them in a way that you can build the same
+image in a reproducible way, even from a clean buildroot tree. By
+following the recommended strategy, you can even use the same Buildroot
+tree to build multiple distinct projects!
 
 include::customize-rootfs.txt[]
 


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