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

On Tue, Jan 15, 2002 at 01:03:44PM -0600, Colin Watson wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 13, 2002 at 09:23:01PM -0700, Chris Tillman wrote:
> > On Mon, Jan 14, 2002 at 01:19:38AM +0000, Colin Watson wrote:
> > > 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!
> Well, quite :)
> So, if I reassigned this to install-doc, are the suggestions above
> likely to be well-received?

Once only objection would be that it's not really installation

Another issue might be that lots of people wouldn't want all the
install documentation taking up room on their disk and bandwidth on
their installation (it's 7.5M unpacked, html and text only). This
document should remain tiny and unobtrusive, but with install-doc it
would be part of a really big multi-language package. This thing
should just be on every installation, taking up very little space but
there without needing to be installed for the newbie that needs it.

So maybe base-config would be the best one to install it, as someone
originally suggested.

Perhaps this is why there isn't one already; nobody can decide who it
belongs to.

*------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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