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Re: Bug#128852: doc-linux-text: Suggested addition to package: rank newbie pointers

On Sat, Jan 12, 2002 at 08:19:10PM +0100, Javier Fern?ndez-Sanguino Pe?a wrote:
> 	You might want to take a look at 'ayuda' it is a (rather outdated)
> script which runs a user through some menus in order to explain him stuff
> of his system.
> 	'Ayuda' BTW is 'help' in Spanish. Debian package is available, and
> some people at laespiral.org are working in a common framework (using a
> database) which could allow for inclusion of new texts and keep them up to
> date.
> 	Regards
> 	Javi

This is a very nice little package. That's what I call a friendly
newbie help system! The only thing I didn't see explained is how to
scroll the text (space bar, b, and arrow keys all work).

Yes, I think it would be excellent to extend something like this, and
make it extensible to other languages. The script is basically
all hard coded now. Perhaps boot-floppies lang-chooser would be a
framework to work from? I surfed laespiral.org, including the cvs
server, but couldn't locate the project you speak of. (But I'm just
sort-of familiar with Spanish, so it might have been staring me in the

It seems to be similar to debconf; but I suppose debconf's database is
not meant to include help text.

The swish++ text-search database recently incorporated into dhelp
might be a good fit.

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