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Old 06-30-2007, 02:02 PM   #1
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package creation and slack-desc file


hello,
im trying to make the 'perfect' package following the instructions from the linuxpackages.net pdf's. when i install the package, i dont get a package description, its just blank. ive got a /usr/install/slack-desc file (although i think the file may be in the wrong directory). by the way i think the format of the file is ok, ive got the 11 lines etc. can anyone advise?
 
Old 06-30-2007, 02:04 PM   #2
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it just goes in the /install directory, not /usr/install

download a package from a slackware mirror open it up and check it out. will give you an idea of the layout
 
Old 06-30-2007, 02:15 PM   #3
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thanks bmfan
 
Old 07-02-2007, 01:03 AM   #4
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http://slackwiki.org has some information on package creation too...
 
Old 07-02-2007, 06:26 AM   #5
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hello Robby, looking at http://slackwiki.org/Building_A_Package, i was wondering what/why this step is performed?
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Now strip libs/bins within the temporary directory

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Old 07-02-2007, 10:49 AM   #6
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That strips the debug and other unnecessary symbols from the binaries and shared object files. It's a (small) space savings, but the cumulative savings over the entire tree adds up...
 
Old 07-02-2007, 10:53 AM   #7
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ah i see, thankyou
 
  


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