Re: debian how-to
On Mon Dec 31, 2007 at 08:13:31 -0500, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> Not all the docs are under /usr/share/doc/[package name], some are under
> usr/share/[package name] with no apparent rhyme nor reason. Then, everything is
> gzipped, should the user extract these to their home folder or is there a
> particular method to read these as they stand?
If you have less installed you can run:
That will decompress to a pipe and let you read it. If you run
'eval $(lessfile' you could just run 'less README.gz' instead.
> As was stated many other disto's have these n00b pages for a quick reference to
> get us up to speed so that we can start figuring out how to do things on our
> own. Many n00bs are reticient to post to lists or forums as they often receive
You could do worse than look at the 'doc-debian' package:
In this package, you will find:
* Debian Linux Manifesto,
* Constitution for the Debian Project,
* Debian GNU/Linux Social Contract,
* Debian Free Software Guidelines.
Additionally provided are:
* Debian GNU/Linux Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ),
* Debian Bug Tracking System documentation, and
* Introduction to the Debian mailing lists.
All of these files are available at ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/doc/ and
> I've yet to find anything on somehow efficiently searching archives for fixes
> to problems that may have already been solved. Sometimes it's just a matter of
> using the proper key words.
If a problem is fixed in a package then you should already have it!
(Unless you see it in a stable release and it was only fixed in unstable)
But I'm not 100% sure I understand what you mean in this point
Does this help:
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