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bug #51017: geometry package DESCRIPTION format errors

Submitted by:  Mike Miller <mtmiller>
Submitted on:  Fri 12 May 2017 09:25:14 PM UTC  
Category:  Octave Forge Package Severity:  2 - Minor
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Documentation
Status:  Fixed Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  Closed
Release:  other Operating System:  Any

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Fri 12 May 2017 09:47:09 PM UTC, comment #2: 


Mike Miller <mtmiller>
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Fri 12 May 2017 09:33:09 PM UTC, comment #1: 
Juan Pablo Carbajal <juanpi>
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Fri 12 May 2017 09:25:14 PM UTC, original submission:  

The geometry package DESCRIPTION file contains some syntax / formatting errors. If a field is folded onto more than one line, the following lines must start with a single leading space character to indicate that they are continuation lines and not the start of a new field.

The fields Author and Description look like they are supposed to consist of multiple lines, but they are missing leading spaces on continuation lines. When installing the package, the message "skipping line" is printed four times, and the fields contain incomplete data.

Also Philip Nienhuis' name is misspelled in the Authors field, and there is a spurious trailing comma.

The following inline patch fixes all of these issues

@@ -2,13 +2,13 @@ Name: geometry
Version: 3.0.0
Date: 27-03-2017
Author: Juan Pablo Carbajal <ajuanpi+dev@gmail.com>,
-Philip Neuhius <prnienhuis@users.sf.net>,
-Simeon Simeonov <sss41@cam.ac.uk>,
-David Legland <david.legland@nantes.inra.fr>,
+ Philip Nienhuis <prnienhuis@users.sf.net>,
+ Simeon Simeonov <sss41@cam.ac.uk>,
+ David Legland <david.legland@nantes.inra.fr>
Maintainer: Juan Pablo Carbajal <ajuanpi+dev@gmail.com>
Title: Computational Geometry
Description: Library for geometric computing extending MatGeom functions.
-Useful to create, transform, manipulate and display geometric primitives.
+ Useful to create, transform, manipulate and display geometric primitives.
Depends: octave (>= 4.2.0)
Autoload: no
License: GPLv3+, FreeBSD, Boost v1.0

Mike Miller <mtmiller>
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