Re: tex documentation
>>"Lalo" == Lalo Martins <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Lalo> I just noticed that some documentation that comes with the
Lalo> kernel is only available in TeX format. I understand this is
Lalo> contrary to Debian policy (I just choose not to have TeX here
Lalo> untill I upgrade the HD). Should I report this as a bug, or is
Lalo> it a special case?
Hmm, I see nothing in the policy document that says that all
upstream documentation has to be converted into HTML (the actual
language says ``Preferred documentation formats'' and ``you should if
possible'' do the conversion).
IMHO shipping non HTML documentation is not a bug; you may
request that it be converted, but TeX is quite human readable
anyway. (I have found that smp.tex and cdrom-standard.tex have pretty
Secondly, I see just three TeX files there. One of them
devices.tex, has a corresponding devices.txt. So there is only the
cdrom standard, and the smp document, both of whom are quite
Thirdly, yes, I think the kernel is a special case; I don't
want Debian tools to make any more changes than absolutely required
in the kernel sources.
Well, punk is kind of anti-ethical, anyway. Its ethics, so to speak,
include a disdain for ethics in general. If you have to think about
some- thing so hard, then it's bullshit anyway; that's the idea.
Punks are anti- ismists, to coin a term. But nonetheless, they have
a pretty clearly defined stance and image, and THAT is what we hang
the term `punk' on. Jeff G. Bone
Manoj Srivastava <url:mailto:email@example.com>
Mobile, Alabama USA <url:http://www.datasync.com/%7Esrivasta/>
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