New Skin Not Working

This thread is also duplicated in Installation, but was supposed to be here:

I have copied a starting skin, pasted it to the skins_repository directory and edited the manifest file with the new skin name. The skin shows up in the list of skins in the admin section. But when I try to apply the new skin, I receive the following warning and it doesn’t apply the new skin. What am I doing wrong?

Warning: parse_ini_file(/home/domain/public_html/skins/New_Skin/manifest) [function.parse-ini-file]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/domain/public_html/core/fn_classes_initializers.php on line 125


I ended up starting over again and deleting my new skin directory and then copying a default skin, changing the name, etc . . . now it seems to be working ok. Not sure what went wrong the first time around.