Re: DDP vs LDP -- should be DDP + LDP
Adam Di Carlo wrote:
>In article <199811150800.IAA20706@linda.lfix.co.uk>, "Oliver Elphick" <olly@
>> One curious thing is that there seems to be no link to the Linux
>> Documentation Project manuals anywhere in Debian. No-one has
>> packaged them, either.
>What? Are you kidding?
No. I know about the HOWTOs and other ones you mention. I was referring to
the System Administrator's Manual and other LDP books.
>I would say that we should provide Debian documentation for
>Debian-specific issues, and use (and maybe help improve) LDP rather
>than try to replace it. That's the Debian ethic. Let's improve
>documentation for *all* GNU users!
>I think we're currently working in complete isolation from the
>maintainers of the existing pool of LDP documentation. And I think
>this is unacceptable. I don't go as far as Lars in saying there's no
>need for *any* Debian documentation.
>But I do agree with him that the following documents should be
>*scrapped* and effort directed towards improving the LDP where
>necessary. Or, if not scrapped, then written as if they were an
>appendix to the relevant LDP or existing FAQs, i.e., only supplying
> Debian Tutorial
> Debian User Reference Manual
> Debian System Administrator's Manual
> Debian Network Administrator's Manual
>I hope I'm not insulting anyone. But I just think that these manuals
>are 90% non-Debian-specific, currently, and I think it's a mistake and
>a waste of our time to not work the wider community on these
>Does anyone agree?
>Would someone volunteer to liason and be the point person to
>communicate with "upstream" LDP maintainers? Can work for the general
>good of the LDP, as well as Debian?
>We also need someone to go thru the LDP stuff and increase the
>exposure of Debian, and accuracy of any existing information about
>Debian, in those documents.
I agree that duplication of effort is undesirable. That does bring me
back to the original point, however, that the LDP books are not
available in Debian at all. Is there a copyright problem?
Oliver Elphick Oliver.Elphick@lfix.co.uk
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