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Re: Can you please check the english in my package?

Nicolas Boullis <nboullis@debian.org> writes:

>> so I don't have much to
>> suggest, aside from changing "microcode" (which I classify as a mass
>> noun) to "microcode image."
> Sounds good, I will change that.


>> >  breakage. If you don't know if you're already using this major
>> >  number, you're probably not.
>> You can see which major numbers your system is using by running the
>> command "less /proc/devices."
>> (This will miss other modules you sometimes use but don't currently
>> have loaded, though.  Another possibility is grepping the output of
>> "ls -R /dev", but that has the same problem if you're using devfs.)
> Is this something you suggest I should add as is?

Just the first sentence, not the parenthetical note.

> I think it might sound 
> quite confusing for end users (and probably won't help because most ppl 
> don't use such experimental major numbers).

Good point.  It would also be reasonable to add a note to
README.Debian mentioning that major-number conflicts are a potential
problem and that users can gauge the situation as above and then run
dpkg-reconfigure if necessary.

Aaron M. Ucko, KB1CJC (amu at alum.mit.edu, ucko at debian.org)
Finger amu@monk.mit.edu (NOT a valid e-mail address) for more info.

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