[ Please don't Cc: me when replying to my message on a mailing list. ] Chris Fearnley: > What do you think (Lars and others): are lots of comments in > /etc/skel files acceptable? Nope. Picture this: Sicily, 1993: /etc/skel/.bash_profile contains commented out command to set up color-ls. 1994: About two million user accounts are set up. 1995: About two million more user accounts. 1996: color-ls is folded into GNU fileutils, and the setup command changes. /etc/skel is modified. About two million more user accounts are set up. 1997: A clueful user from 1996 notices the color-ls setup, comments it out, oohs and aahs, and starts telling everyone about it. About one person in three will get it to work, everyone else complains to the sysadmin. 1998: Sysadmin mostly recovers from depression, but still will not go anywhere near a computer. It's much better to keep the documentation somewhere it can be updated. Add a comment to /etc/skel/.bash_profile about /usr/doc, perhaps, and work heavily on making dwww _really_ good. Even better, make sure the installation manual contains a summary of the where to find documentation on a Debian system and how to read it. -- Please read <http://www.iki.fi/liw/mail-to-lasu.html> before mailing me. Please don't Cc: me when replying to my message on a mailing list.
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