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Re: Bug#215827: ITP: lartc -- Linux Advanced Routing and Traffic Control HOWTO

On Tue, Oct 21, 2003 at 05:57:03PM +0200, Marc Haber wrote:
> On Wed, 15 Oct 2003 13:24:25 +0200, Andreas Metzler
> <ametzler@logic.univie.ac.at> wrote:
> >Being a normal Linuxdoc howto this has been available in Debian for a
> >long time in doc-linux-html.
> And calling this document a HOWTO has been a joke since at least two
> years. I don't consider myself entirely dumb, but I have failed to
> understand the document. For a HOWTO, there are not enough examples,
> and the few examples are so complicated that nobody can grasp the
> concepts.
> Greetings
> Marc, unable to improve the HOWTO due to lack of understanding

The howto won't be packaged and this ITP should be closed, because it's
already packaged. _BUT_ your failure to understand the howto is no excuse
to criticise it. A great effort has been made to document that features of
linux. We have made the howto mostly reading the sourcecode and
experimenting. So it won't be that difficult since we did it all once
without having any documentation.

If you are suggesting that it should better be named a guide, that's other
thing. I would reformat your criticisms as "Is too good to be a Howto".
So if you feel like making an easier document, go ahead; but you will need
to understand some networking concepts explained there first.

Next time, be more positive. Thanks.

  Pedro Larroy Tovar  |  piotr%member.fsf.org 

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