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Bug#401233: marked as done (debian-installer-manual: how to get the guide source should be clarified)

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Package: debian-installer-manual
Severity: wishlist


It's not clear to me how to get the source for the Debian Installation
At the Debian Documentation Project page[1], there's a Subversion
command line that will probably checkout the latest development
version (right?).  This seems OK.

But the published version for the stable release[2] does not tell
any method to get source for that version.
I think it should made easy to get the source for the published version
of the guide, ideally with a link to a good (gzipped or bzipped2) tar
archive of the complete source.
I tried to browse through the WebSVN interface, but I quickly got lost...

After some failed tries, I figured out that I could get the source package
of debian-installer-manual (sarge version), but it's not really clear to
me whether this is the same exact version as the one "published for the
stable release"[2]... Is it the same?

In any case, I think that a good link in the webpage[2] would really
make things easier (especially for users that lack enough familiarity
with Debian).

Can we have this fixed for the next stable release (etch), please?

Thanks for your attention.

[1] http://www.debian.org/doc/user-manuals#install-sarge
[2] http://www.debian.org/releases/stable/installmanual

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On Saturday 02 December 2006 00:59, Francesco Poli wrote:
> It's not clear to me how to get the source for the Debian Installation
> Guide.

For the Sarge version: apt-get source debian-installer
For the Etch version: apt-get source installation-guide

In both cases you could have found out by looking at the 
packages.debian.org website as that lists which source package each 
normal package belongs to.

The source for an uploaded version of the installation guide is also 
always "tagged" in the d-i SVN repository. For the Sarge version the 
manual was part of uploads of debian-installer itself.


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