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Re: Bug#106728: ITP: deb-ref -- Debian Quick Reference guide

On Thu, Jul 26, 2001 at 06:50:00PM -0500, Branden Robinson wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 26, 2001 at 04:12:11PM -0400, mdanish@andrew.cmu.edu wrote:
> > deb-ref is a quick reference sheet for apt and dpkg for people who
> > haven't quite memorized the more commonly used commands.  It includes
> > a small explanation of what each command does, as well as grouping
> > them into categories.
> > Formats are LaTeX, HTML, PostScript, and PDF.
> > 
> > It is released under the terms of the GNU GPL.
> Unless you intend for this to be a reference card that might cover all
> things Debian (in which case it likely can't both be useful *and* fit on a
> card), please consider not using such a general name for the package.
> I'd suggest apt-dpkg-ref or dpkg-apt-ref, or something along those lines.
Thanks for the suggestion, I'll pick something more specific...

I guess I should retitle this ITP as well...

> Aside from that, I think it's great idea, and I laud you for making this
Thank you

> available.  You might consider mentioning dpkg-reconfigure; while not
It's mentioned under the Dpkg section.  If you think there's a better
spot for it, please say so.  I just grouped them based on whether they
had 'apt' or 'dpkg' in the name.  (Perhaps it would be a better idea
to group by function).

> strictly part of either of these tools, it is of obvious utility and may
> someday become part of dpkg itself.  I have also heard more than one person
> express incredulity that its existence isn't more widely documented.
> -- 
> G. Branden Robinson                |  A celibate clergy is an especially good
> Debian GNU/Linux                   |  idea, because it tends to suppress any
> branden@debian.org                 |  hereditary propensity toward fanaticism.
> http://people.debian.org/~branden/ |  -- Carl Sagan

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