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Re: Two suggestions for woody release

On Thu, Feb 07, 2002 at 04:26:47AM +0100, Anders Jackson wrote:
> Rob Mahurin <rob@utk.edu> writes:
> [...]
> > What would help would be a clearer manual page (I'd offer to write it,
> > but I don't understand how it works!) and an example in
> > /usr/share/doc/apt/examples, with explanatory comments.  
> > 
> > I'll go back to userland now.
> No! Please, don't!  
> You are (probably) a perfect person to do this!  
> Instead, write what you understands about apt in a web-page.  Give the
> URL here and ask if you got it right.  You will probably get it wrong
> and lots of answers.  Read them, and the manual pages, and improve
> your document and ask again.  In this way are you bound to be an expert
> in apt config files.
> It takes a real hero, not afraid of misunderstanding, to writing this. 
> Are you one? ;-)

Maybe.  I have to admit that I'm more interested in my wife and my
coursework than in apt's config files :)  

I'll make you a deal: if you guys can help me figure out how it works,
I'll write the doc.  I know you're all busy guys, so I'll make it a
two-mouse-stroke contribution: if you have a working
/etc/apt/preferences file, just say 

mutt rob@utk.edu -s "apt preferences example" \
     -a /etc/apt/preferences -a /etc/apt/sources.list < /dev/null

and poof!  you've taught me something.  If you have an extra sixty
seconds it'd be nice if you can tell me what your setup does.



Plastic...  Aluminum...  These are the inheritors of the Universe!
Flesh and Blood have had their day... and that day is past!
		-- Green Lantern Comics

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