Bug#608828: installation-guide: Users need direction to the functionality they expect
On 01/03/2011 04:43:43 PM, Karl O. Pinc wrote:
> On 01/03/2011 04:27:46 PM, Karl O. Pinc wrote:
> > On 01/03/2011 02:31:51 PM, Christian PERRIER wrote:
> > > Quoting Karl O. Pinc (firstname.lastname@example.org):
> > >
> > > > Many users expect that their system have software that's
> > > > not in the stock Debian stable repos.
> > >
> > > So, indeed, thanks in advance for the upcoming patch you will
> > > propose.
> > My inclination is to add minimal text which contains a link
> > to http://wiki.debian.org/DebianSoftware. (Which has only
> > an Italian translation at the moment.)
> > Something like:
> > Chapter 8. Next Steps and Where to Go From Here
> > ...
> > 8.3. Orienting Yourself to Debian
> > ...
> > 8.3.1. Debian Packaging System
> > ... (all existing content)
> > -----------<snip>----------
> > 18.104.22.168 Additional Software Available for Debian
> Would it be better to keep it only 3 levels of section
> deep so that it shows up in the table of contents?
> (Make it 8.3.2?)
Attached is a patch (with a new section at level 3 (8.3.2)).
cd trunk/manual/en/post-install; patch < orientation.xml.repos.patch
Please let me know if you think another approach would be better.
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Title: Additional Software Available for &debian;
--- orientation.xml 2011-01-03 20:13:53.000000000 -0600
+++ orientation.xml.new 2011-01-03 20:25:41.000000000 -0600
@@ -67,6 +67,19 @@
+There are official and unofficial software repositories that are not
+enabled in the default &debian; install. These contain software which
+many find important and expect to have. Information on these
+additional repositories can be found on the &debian; Wiki page titled
+Available for &debian;'s Stable Release.
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