Re: Suggestion: Man Pages on Web & Install Disks
- To: Ken Hendrickson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Cc: CD Production Team <email@example.com>, Steve McIntyre <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Jim Westveer <email@example.com>, Phil Hands <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Philip Charles <email@example.com>, Martin Schulze <joey@finlandia.Infodrom.North.DE>, Dale Scheetz <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Installation Disks -- <email@example.com>, Enrique Zanardi <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Web Site Maintainer <email@example.com>, Jay Treacy <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Darren Benham <email@example.com>, APT Team <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Documentation Project <email@example.com>
- Subject: Re: Suggestion: Man Pages on Web & Install Disks
- From: Goswin Brederlow <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: 22 Oct 1999 14:07:13 +0200
- Message-id: <[🔎] email@example.com>
- In-reply-to: Ken Hendrickson's message of "Thu, 21 Oct 1999 20:27:00 -0400"
- References: <[🔎] 380FAF54.FEBAEF22@bv.net>
Ken Hendrickson <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Suggestions for Improvement:
> * Put complete man pages for every package on www.Debian.org.
> o (Note that OpenBSD does this.)
> * Put complete /usr/doc and /usr/info documentation for every package
> on www.Debian.org, with the appropriate HTML cgi readers.
> * Put man pages for everything associated with the install processes
> on CDs.
> I'm doing another install, and the CD-Roms I've just received for Potato
> mention the (probably ultra cool) apt-cdrom(8) method for multiple CDs.
> I'd like to use it! However, I don't have another Debian system handy
> now, and the man page stuff isn't installed yet. It would be cool if I
> had access to the man pages for apt-cdrom(8). Sure, I can read the man
> page source in /usr/man/man8/apt-cdrom.8.gz, and I am, but it would be
> very nice if all those formatting characters didn't get in the way to
> confuse me.
I´m working on a demo-fs live filesystem for Debian. You can boot it
directly from CD-rom, zip or harddisk and if losetup works again even
via loopback from an vfat partition.
After booting you have a fully installed Debian system, so you can do
"man man" and similar. I also plan to have an option to start the
normal install procedure within the demo-fs (in a xterm under X for
example while playing tetris in another window :).
Another option to get the docs would be to use the browser on that
same demo-fs and browse www.debian.org for what docs are there.
May the Source be with you.