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Re: issues with documentation on slink cd

On Thu, 11 Feb 1999, Adam Di Carlo wrote:

>>On Wed, 10 Feb 1999, Adam Di Carlo wrote:
>>>No notation for CD version (date burned, slink-cd version)
>>The burn date (or rather, image creation date is in the .disk/info file,
>>and as of slink_cd v1.06 this is also in <root>/README.1ST along with
>>information on how to boot the installation system. I can add a slink_cd
>>version trivially to this, good idea.
>I think it would be a good idea.  Let me know where it goes so I can
>mention it as part of bug reporting procedures.

OK, it's installed as <root>/README.1ST on each disk, looking something

This Debian installation CD was created by slink_cd version 1.06 on
It is labelled

Debian GNU/Linux slink (2.1) 1/5 main binary section 1 SAM19990211

README for Debian 2.1 CD installation.

>>>Installation documentation should have links from doc
>>Hmmm. The root directory is starting to look crowded then, maybe just a
>>pointer to it in README.1ST?
>I'm not saying put it in the root directory.  I'm saying that you have
>the /doc area, and you have the Installation Manual, which is in
>the /install area.  The Installation Manual, I was proposing, and it's
>not a big deal, should have symlinks from /doc .  Maybe having a
>symlink dir, /doc/install -> ../install would be better?

OK, I misunderstood you. But I get the point now - it's in slink_cd 1.06.

>>>Different architectures have different *fdisk*.txt files.
>>Yes? Don't they also have different fdisk programs?
>Exactly.  You are safe if you copy *.html and *.txt.

OK, cool. I think all is just about ready for 1.06 tonight. Just need boot
disks and stuff for all the arches now...

Here's all the changes to date:

slink-cd (1.06) unstable; urgency=low

  * slink_cd changes:
  *     handle non-US links better
  *     Copy Release Notes onto all CDs
  *     Create README.1ST - lists slink_cd version, creation date, disk label
        (from .disk/info) and gives simple instructions on what to do to run 
	the installation system.
  *     Copy the full set of files for the installation manual to /install.
  *     Add sym-links for the installation manual into /doc.
  *     Added hfs.map stuff for Apple people.
  *     Added $MKISOFS_OPTS_DISC<n> support, makes life easier for special 
        mkhybrid requirements for different arches.
  * others:
  *     Changed the default volid for each disk to be
        "Debian-ARCH 2.1 Disc <n>"
  *     Created README.1ST.i386 - template for README.1ST above.
  *     Removed test genlinks option from arch.
  *     Added hfs.map for Apple people
  *     Added mkisofsrc to packaging.

 -- Steve McIntyre <stevem@chiark.greenend.org.uk>  Thu, 11 Feb 1999
16:35:01 -0000

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