Re: adding an "outdated" warning to the installation manual for some arches
On Wednesday, October 6, 2004, at 07:43 PM, Joey Hess wrote:
I guess the installation manual is still not fact checked or up to date
for some architectures, like alpha, while it's in rasonably good shape
for others, like i386 and powerpc. Since we're close to the cutoff
to being able to modify the manual for sarge, I wonder if we should add
a warning to the manual to architectures that are known not to be fully
up-to-date, something like:
Warning: This installation manual is based on an earlier installation
manual written for the old Debian installer (the
has been updated to document the new Debian installer. However, for
this architecture, the manual has not been fully updated and fact
checked for the new installer. There may remain parts of the manual
that are outdated or document the boot-floppies installer. A newer
version of this manual, possibly better doucumenting this
may be found on the web at
What other architectures besides i386 and powerpc are updated well
enough to avoid such a warning?
Last time I looked at the PowerPC manual, it was not exempt.
PowerPC needed such a warning too. Admittedly that was a fair
while ago, and the situation may have improved.
In any case, I'd be inclined to put it on *all* versions of the
manual, even i386. It tells folks where to go to get the latest
version. That's always a good idea.