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Re: re wiki documentation

Hi Jane,

Great you've taken the time to investigate documentation bugs, thanks for that!

On Fri, Jun 05, 2015 at 12:28:28PM -0700, Jane Arc wrote:
> i have been combing through the documentation available on the debian wiki
> regarding debian packaging. there is a lot of inconsistent information
> (some pages say to use one thing, some say to use another thing),

Well, within Debian there almost always is more than one way to do it.  It
could be what you've found is merely incomplete; not absolutely inconsistent.

> there are
> a number of incorrect or obsolete references to maintainers and members of
> the debian project (an inference i have made from their having @debian.org
> addresses), and so on.


> i reached out to Aaron Isotton, who was kind enough to suggest i email this
> address for questions like "how do i submit changes to the documentation?"

When you've found a specific issue with pages on wiki.debian.org, you can
easily correct that yourself by creating an account (
https://wiki.debian.org/FrontPage?action=newaccount ), and, after you've logged
in, edit e.g. AutomaticPackagingTools by opening
https://wiki.debian.org/AutomaticPackagingTools?action=edit&editor=text .  Try
to be carefull when editing.  Do not be _too_ afraid to make mistakes though:
you can preview your edits before finally committing them, and, once commited,
most pages have some people "watching" them.  They will likely make sure no big
mistakes are left unfixed.

Thanks for your interest, Bye,


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