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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 15:50, Francesco Poli wrote:
> The problem is: figuring out where to get the source by looking at the
> webpage[1] is not made easy.  In that page[1] there are links for a
> great number of compiled versions of the manual, but no direct link the
> the source.

Then you should probably look inside the manual itself, specifically:

I agree that for Sarge it is then still quite hard to make the link to the 
manual, but for Etch, where the manual has its own source package, I'd 
expect people to be able to find it.

If not, they can always ask on the debian-boot list. Finding the address 
for that should be no problem.
Adding a link to the tarbal is next to impossible as it would have to 
include a changing version number.

I honestly see no reason to add the info on the website.


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