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Old 10-24-2010, 11:21 AM   #1
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Self-built Slackware package "PACKAGE DESCRIPTION" shows nothing


Hello :-)

I'm developing a SlackBuild for dar 2.3.10 and it's all looking good subject to testing dar by usage except when installing the package there is no description after the "PACKAGE DESCRIPTION:" line:
Code:
root@CW8:/tmp/dar# ./dar.SlackBuild
[big snip]
Slackware package /tmp/dar-2.3.10-x86_64-1_SBo.tgz created. 
root@CW8:/tmp/dar# installpkg /tmp/dar-2.3.10-x86_64-1_SBo.tgz 
Verifying package dar-2.3.10-x86_64-1_SBo.tgz. 
Installing package dar-2.3.10-x86_64-1_SBo.tgz: 
PACKAGE DESCRIPTION:  <== Should there be a description after this line?
Executing install script for dar-2.3.10-x86_64-1_SBo.tgz. 
Package dar-2.3.10-x86_64-1_SBo.tgz installed.
The dar.SlackBuild script includes
Code:
# Copy the slack-desc into the package's install directory
mkdir -p $PKG/install
cat $CWD/slack-desc > $PKG/install/slack-desc
and slack-desc is in /tmp/SBo/package-dar/install after the dar.SlackBuild script has run.

What to do? Netsearching for Slackware package structure/architecture/layout finds many pages but I could not find any that would help investigate this issue.

Best

Charles
 
Old 10-24-2010, 11:26 AM   #2
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What does your slack-desc look like?

Each line has to start with the package name followed by a colon ( : ).
 
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Old 10-24-2010, 11:29 AM   #3
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What is the beginning of each of the 11 lines of description in the slack-desc, and what is the name of the top-level directory which contains the source-code? These items must match the finished package name. So in this case, your finished package is:

dar-2.3.10-x86_64-1_SBo.tgz

So the beginning of the slack-desc description lines should be:

dar:

And the top-level directory inside the source archive, should be called "dar".

If two (EDIT: maybe not all three; the source folder name may be irrelevant) of these things don't match, the slack-desc text doesn't get shown on installation.

Last edited by GrapefruiTgirl; 10-24-2010 at 11:31 AM. Reason: see EDIT
 
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Old 10-24-2010, 11:31 AM   #4
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Have a look here?
http://slackbuilds.org/repository/13.1/system/dar/
There's a slack-desc.

Last edited by brianL; 10-24-2010 at 11:34 AM.
 
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Old 10-24-2010, 01:36 PM   #5
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Thanks all

Here's the mistake, not changing "appname":
Code:
root@CW8:/tmp/SBo/package-dar/install# cat slack-desc
appname: dar (disk archive)
appname:
appname: dar is a shell command that backs up directory trees and files. It
appname: has been tested under Linux, Windows, Solaris, FreeBSD, NetBSD,
appname: MacOS X and several other systems, it is released under the GNU
appname: General Public License (GPL). Since version 2.0.0 an Application
appname: Interface (API) is available, opening the way for external/independent
appname: Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs) like kdar.
appname:
appname: Homepage: http://dar.linux.free.fr/
appname:
 
Old 10-24-2010, 01:39 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by brianL View Post
Have a look here?
http://slackbuilds.org/repository/13.1/system/dar/
There's a slack-desc.
Could have sworn I'd searched for it and looked at the pending queue! No point re-inventing the wheel. Never mind, the lesson about appname is useful for the yad SlackBuild I'm developing.
 
  


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