Re: README in / of debian cd's.
On Tue, 11 Apr 2000, Josip Rodin wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 11, 2000 at 02:07:49PM +0200, J.A. Bezemer wrote:
> > > > there are currrently 8 README files on a debian potato cd.
> > > > none of the README files is helpfull.
> > > >
> > > > i strongly recommend to have exacly one README in the root of the cd
> > > > image, and have only pointer to other documentations in there.
> > >
> > > The Release notes could be the starting point for everything, as they
> > > include a pointer to installation documents and upgrading information.
> > Second: People always look at README's in the first place, so then
> > simply make a README that says "see the RelNotes".
> Ever heard of symlinks? :)
Symlinks do not work on CDs when read from non-UX OSes. Hardlinks do, but in
this case will cause some/much confusion because a vital document will appear
to be included twice -- people will even try to find the differences. A
"manual" symlink being a one-line README is all that's needed.