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Old 05-28-2011, 07:45 PM   #1
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The slackware package description in the install directory it isnt read by pkgtool

When i create a slackware package, with the tool makepkg, the resulting package doesnt show the description of the package in the pkgtool program.
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You probably need to write a slack-desc file:
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Old 05-29-2011, 12:16 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by brianL View Post
You probably need to write a slack-desc file:
Thank you very much for the reference, the web application that the wiki provide to generate the slack-desc, was succesful, the slack program, doesnt work quite well, thats why i dont recommend it.


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