Re: Distribution-HOWTO entry for Debian
>>>>> "MS" == Martin Schulze <joey@finlandia.Infodrom.North.DE> wrote:
MS> I have received some corrections for my text. This is the final
MS> version that I will send to the maintainer if I get an ACK from
MS> Bruce or Ian J.
It's too late for some comments?
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MS> 4.3. Debian Linux Distribution
MS> Distributor: The Debian Linux Association, Software in the
MS> Public Interest, P.O. Box 70152, Pt. Richmond CA 94807-0152
MS> Net: firstname.lastname@example.org WWW:
MS> <http://www.debian.org/> FTP: <ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/>
MS> Provider's Description: Debian Linux is the result of a
MS> volunteer effort to create a high-quality non-commercial Linux
MS> distribution. Debian Linux 1.1 is a complete and fully-functional
MS> Unix-compatible operating system for the personal computer. It is
MS> completely ELF, but can also get to work like an a.out system. At
I don't understand this. Do you mean that the user can make a
downgrade to 0.93 (a.out)? Or do you mean that Debian can run a.out
binaries as well?
What about "It is a completely ELF system, but can run a.out binaries
MS> the moment Debian Linux is only available for the IBM PC, but it
MS> is beeing worked on versions for Sparc, m68k and Alpha
MS> Debian Linux is an easy-to-upgrade distribution that
MS> mostly consists of freely redistributable software from a number
MS> of different sources and systems. Non-free packages are also
MS> available for the sake of a well-rounded system.
MS> The benefits of Debian Linux are its upgradability,
MS> well-defined dependencies between packages, and its open
MS> development. It is the only distribution for Linux that is beeing
At some point here I think it's important to emphasize that you can
make upgrades without having to install everything from scratch.
MS> developed in the internet due to the spirit of Linux and free
MS> software and not by a handful of individuals. More than 100
MS> package maintainers are working on about 500 packages and
MS> improving Debian Linux. Debian sports a well-thought-out bug
MS> tracking system by which its users can easily report discovered
MS> Debian Linux is a very dynamic distribution. Snap-shot
MS> releases are made about every three months, the ftp archives are
MS> updated every day. It is also very picky about security concerns
MS> and bugs. Once a bug or security hint is reported it will be
MS> eliminated very quickly. A new release of the package will soon
MS> occur on well-known ftp archives.
MS> For more information about Debian Linux, please refer to
MS> the files at <ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/doc/> or visit our World
MS> Wide Web page at <http://www.debian.org/>.
MS> Internet Access: Debian Linux is available via anonymous FTP
MS> from <ftp.debian.org/debian/> and on a
MS> <http://www.debian.org/mirrors.html> near to you.
MS> Entry last modified: 13 June 1996
MS> Editor's comments: If you're interested in joining this
MS> project you are invited to subscribe to either
MS> email@example.com or debian- firstname.lastname@example.org by
MS> sending a mail to debian-user- email@example.com (or
MS> debian-devel-request respectively) with the word "help" in the
MS> subject line.
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