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Re: [Debian-User] Nice Job Andrew

On Mon, Feb 19, 2007 at 09:08:45PM -0700, Admin wrote:
> If I had more experience in debian packaging and package commands as well 
> as the CVS system(s) in use then I would be willing to participate in the 
> development of definition of Xen packages for Debian as it appears they are 
> looking for help in this area of Debian development.
Debian has a new maintainer guide, packageing guide and policy guide.
Lots of reading but this will be very helpful to make packages. Beyond
that, you can join the debian-mentors list.

> I took early retirement from IT and was involved in engineering and 
> computer software development and since then moved closer to the Linux side 
> of things. I think I may have aggravated my superiors at the top of the 
> administrative ladder when I started to advocate the advantages to the 
> organization of linux just like I am now aggravating a few people on the 
> list about the advantages to computing offered by an Xen system. Anyway, I 
> thought I would share this with you as I am really not looking for help as 
> much as I am trying to become a valuable member of the list -- if that's 
> possible. But almost everthing to do with Debian involves different 
> commands, directories, and files.  I started my Linux learning curve on 
> Slackware and had this book that was about 3 inches thick on every Linux 
> subject imaginable.  Very few of those commands and command syntax would 
> work on Debian and there are 10 dozen solutions for any given problem on 
> Debian. So its a lot to climatize to in just a few days.
You should read the 'debian reference'. its on the web site or can be
downloaded as a deb package. Beyond that, Martin Krafft wrote 'the
Debian system' book, which is exclusiely about Debian.
ps. could you use something other than 'Admin' in the From line, I'd
prefer 'Ted' or even a nickname. But that's just me. I associate people
by their From line and Admin is not something I'd associate with a
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