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I've composed a slack-desc file for packages I have created. However, the description never got displayed whenever I use pkgtool to try and install it. Can someone point out to me what's wrong? Here's one of my sample slack-desc file:
# HOW TO EDIT THIS FILE:
# The "handy ruler" below makes it easier to edit a package description. Line
# up the first '|' above the ':' following the base package name, and the '|' on
# the right side marks the last column you can put a character in. You must make
# exactly 11 lines for the formatting to be correct. It's also customary to
# leave one space after the ':'.
xdialog: Xdialog 2.0.6
xdialog: An application to convert any terminal based program into a program
xdialog: with an X-windows interface.
xdialog: Requires GTK+.
I have my slack-desc correct, and yet when running
installpkg it won't show any description of the package.
I even took one of the slack packs from the 9.0 cd and used a slack-desc from it, and put it in my /install direc without editiing it at all, and even as a default slack-desc it wouldn't show the description either from that slack pkg. What is wrong here ? I've been told there is a bug to installpkg when making
third party pkgs getting installpkg to show the descriptions.