Debian documentation permalinks
First, here's what I'm talking about -
Unfortunately Wikipedia doesn't offer permalinks itself, so hopefully
link won't "rot".
This was initially in reference to the recent spat of comments/opinions to
"Re: Moving /tmp to tmpfs makes it useful".
It's sometimes amusing to watch as helpful enthusiasts try to unravel a
I nearly deleted the entire thread without giving it a moments thought -
a lot of message list email.
What I noticed by its absence was that no-one linked to official Debian
detailing the choices made and their justification.
Then it struck me that if such a document existed, it would be subject
as Debian policy itself evolved, making any old links nonsensical or
So what I'm requesting is that Debian documentation be "permalink
that Debian documentation pages provide permalinks.
It would be even better if they also mentioned the version(s) of Debian they
This could be done using the "wayback machine" - here's an interesting
From this it's possible to specify a permalink URL even to sites without
permalinks, but note that a version being referenced might be missed or
duplicated, so this isn't an ideal solution.