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

On Mon, Jan 14, 2002 at 01:19:38AM +0000, Colin Watson wrote:
> 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.
> Comments?

:-) I love that description. But really, it's accurate when any
non-technical person is first faced with a *nix console. And some
technical people too!

Which gives me an idea for the name: virginix. Nah, just kidding.

*------v--------- Installing Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 --------v------*
|      <http://www.debian.org/releases/woody/installmanual>      |
|   debian-imac (potato): <http://debian-imac.sourceforge.net>   |
|            Chris Tillman        tillman@azstarnet.com          |
|                   May the Source be with you                   |

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