[Slackdocs] Wrong characters in slack-descs

Didier Spaier didier at slint.fr
Thu May 26 05:28:07 CEST 2016

On 26/05/2016 03:49, Gerardo Zamudio wrote:
> On 05/25/2016 06:43 PM, Didier Spaier wrote:
>> Hi admins and list,
>> There are erroneous characters in: 
>> http://packages.slackonly.com/pub/packages/current-x86_64/PACKAGES.TXT
>>  I found some because they make this command spit errors: iconv -f
>> They are many so I suggest to run that command in the whole repo.
>> Obviously they are in the description coming from the slack-descs.
>> These error prevents to display the description in the packages
>> tools.
>> They are obvious when the file is displayed in geany.
>> My findings are for Slackware-current, maybe 14.1 could be scanned
>> as well.
>> Cheers, Didier
> Hi Didier
> Perhaps you meant to send this to the SlackOnly list or admins.
> https://slackonly.com/blog/?page_id=34
> The Slackware Documentation Project does not host the link you sent.

No, I meant to send it to SlackDocs.

In my understanding the file I linked to, although of course found
on SlackOnlu, is based on the slack-desc gathered from SlackDocs.

It is theoretically possible that the slack-descs @ SlackDocs be
OK and their processing by SlackOnly change the content in such
a way but I thought it was improbable, that's why I posted
this bug report "upstream", so to speak.

I must admit that I didn't check (I will later today:
5:25 AM here) and apologize in advance if that's wrong.


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