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

On Sat, Jan 12, 2002 at 02:26:16AM +0000, Colin Watson wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 11, 2002 at 06:37:36PM -0700, Chris Tillman wrote:
> > Matthias' suggestion was even better, I think: point to a text
> > document somewhere that gives a lottle bootstrapping information for
> > users just getting their feet wet in *nix.
> > 
> > Since doc-linux-text is installed by default in new installations, and
> > since this qualifies as linux doc (text), I think it should go in your
> > package. 
> I figured I ought to run this past debian-doc first. Is doc-linux-text
> the right place for this? The obvious alternative is doc-debian. I'm not
> necessarily opposed to this proposal (nor am I trying to get rid of a
> bug without doing anything!), but doc-linux's remit is to provide the
> documentation from the Linux Documentation Project, not to be a general
> repository for system documentation, and I would like some wider
> discussion before extending this too much.

Josip suggested the install-doc package from boot-floppies, which sounds
like an ideal location to me. Perhaps it would be a good idea to bump
install-doc to standard (possibly with the PDF files split out), add it
to debootstrap, and add a simple file or two of the utter-newbie "oh my
God, how do I use this thing?" documentation that Chris suggested.
install-doc would also be useful on standard installations due to things
like the dselect tutorial.


Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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