pkg: added information about creating a patch

dev/timer
Oleg Hahm 8 years ago
parent ac25058f26
commit 7f92ce3829

@ -9,3 +9,14 @@ Your directory should contain at least two files:
the patch and how to build the package as a RIOT module.
A rough template for several methods of acquiring a package
is provided in Makefile.git, Makefile.http, and Makefile.svn
### Creating a patch with git
Assuming your upstream application resides in a git repository, you can create
the patch files as follows:
* checkout the targeted version of the upstream application
* conduct necessary changes (e.g. edit, add, or remove some files)
* commit your changes using `git commit`
* create the patch files using `git format-patch -n HEAD~N` where `N` is the
number of commits you did
* move the resulting patch files to the corresponding subfolder of pkg

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