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Re: README - confusing, irrelevant, redundant, useless

On Mon, 2005-08-15 at 10:08 +0200, Thijs Kinkhorst wrote:
> On Mon, August 15, 2005 01:42, Ben Armstrong wrote:
> > Why not just help improve upstream's README when you encounter poor
> > quality work?  That's what you'd do with code, wouldn't you?
> Requirements on upstream README and information that's useful within
> Debian differ. It often contains information about building, installation
> or bug reporting which is not relevant to Debian.

Is it too much to ask upstream to separate this info into different
documents (e.g. README.install or INSTALL)?  Or is there just no way
we'll ever get around the differences between a Debian user's needs and
a tarball user's needs?  It would be nice if there were a standard way
to distinguish between the two instead of inventing a Debian-specific
solution to this problem.  (That is, all distributors of binary packages
face the same problem, don't they?)


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