PROPOSAL: New Debian Manuals
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Here is a lists of Debian Manuals that would be nice to have:
Debian User's Manual
installation, setting up, system maintaince (backups, etc.),
how to build a .deb, FAQ, etc.
Debian Developer's Manual
organisation, ftp, uploading, developer stuff, etc
Debian Policy Manual -- maintained by me (Policy Manager)
policy about the contents of each package (compressed/uncompressed,
stripped/unstripped, file locations, etc., plus basics of how to
build a package (perhaps the packaging HOWTO could go here).
Dpkg Reference Manual -- by Klee (new dpkg maintainer)
nitty-gritty reference about the dpkg tools and how they behave.
the debian policy manual would refer to this document where
Dpkg Internals Manual -- by Klee
documentation about the internals of dpkg, and how to write new
tools for package management using the dpkg libraries. this would
be useful to a limited audience only.
I suggest the following packages:
- - debian-doc: User's Manual, FAQ, etc.
- - debian-doc-dev: Developer's Manual, Policy Manual, FSSTND, etc.
- - dpkg-dev: Dpkg * Manual
All these documents should be listed in an overall web page (set up by
dwww, for example) as well as being accessable over the WWW.
- -- Christian Schwarz
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