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Re: Extracting documentation from Debian installer

On Wed, May 12, 2021 at 09:27:50AM -0500, Richard Owlett wrote:
>On 05/12/2021 08:37 AM, Andrew M.A. Cater wrote:
>> > > 
>> > > debian-installer/packages/grub-installer/debian is your starting point
>> > 
>> > Using the MATE search tool I don't find such a directory.
>> > Is that a portion of a URL under debian.org?
>> > 
>> > > 
>> > > The templates file inside there gives you your questions and answers
>> > > 
>> > > grub-installer.templates is the file you need, I think.
>> > 
>> > What I'm looking for  would more likely be more toward the main program
>> > level.
>> > 
>> > Someone suggested running the installer under a VM to be able to grab an
>> > image of menus/messages of interest. I've never used a VM. Is there one
>> > recommended for a first time user? I have a machine dedicated to experiments
>> > so no valuable data is threatened.
>> > 
>> > 
>> > > [snip]
>> > 
>> That's from a git clone of debian-installer source code and a dig through.
>The primary goal is self-education. My first contact with computers was as an
>engineering student in the early 60's and spend my retirement exploring
>things that I didn't in my past.
>Can you point me to the code on the web?

You're looking for


- that matches up with the grub-installer directory in what Andy was
looking at. "installer-team" in salsa is the primary location for most
debian installer packages. In terms of the messages you might see during
installation, look in the "templates" or "templates.pot" files.

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