WHERE are the docs?
I was pretty much able to set up Debian on my Inspiron (apm, pcmcia,
modem and ethernet cards) from reading the HOWTO's in
/usr/share/doc/HOWTO/en-txt/ (and a little help from right here.) The
pcmcia one was especially good. The Debian-specific docs seem to be
in /usr/share/doc/<package-name>. There ought to be an overview of the
Debian Way To Do Networking, but I haven't found it.
Sometimes docs don't get installed when you think they should, so
using 'find ...' to find them is fruitless. Suggestion for Debian
maintainers: at install time let me specify "I want all relevant docs
by default". On one system I have (not my notebook) I managed
(newbily surfing through dselect) to have installed gcc, but no gcc
info pages. It took me a while to realize I needed the gcc-doc
package. Why not have foo-docless packages for those who really don't
want docs, and let the package foo contain the docs?
> I'm really trying to RTFM but I have a heck of a time finding it.
William F. Dowling
ISI/Thomson Scientific (www.isinet.com)
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