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Bug#310762: marked as done (ITP: intro-linux -- A beginner's guide to GNU/Linux)

Your message dated Sat, 08 Dec 2007 11:59:31 -0700
with message-id <E1J14tf-00013l-Pl@merkel.debian.org>
and subject line WNPP bug closing
has caused the attached Bug report to be marked as done.

This means that you claim that the problem has been dealt with.
If this is not the case it is now your responsibility to reopen the
Bug report if necessary, and/or fix the problem forthwith.

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Package: doc-linux-nonfree
Severity: wishlist

I have been reading and reviewing Introduction to Linux - A Hands on
Guide by Machtelt Garrels, as seen at
The document is under the GFDL, but I don't think there are better
almost free documents for Linux beginners. I couldn't find any
explanation for not packaging it.
Here's a reply from Machtelt to a mail I sent him :

>Finally, I have checked the doc-linux-* Debian packages which include
>most TLDP documents. I was expecting to find your document in either
>doc-linux-nonfree-text or doc-linux-nonfree-html (due to the GFDL
>issue). I couldn't find the document anywhere (not in doc-linux-text
>doc-linux-html neither). I also checked the changelogs for clues.
>I was hoping that you knew why your document isn't included in Debian.
>Despite being non-free and RedHat-centric, to say the least, I think it

I admit, I have been a RedHat and Fedora user for a long time, but now I
have my own Debian server :)  Maybe a couple more updates will convince
the Debian people to include it.

He seems to have no idea why his guide isn't in Debian.
Please package this guide or explain why it's not done. Otherwise, are
there good similar guides?
Note that I'll report if I can convince him to relicense his guide so
that it could go in main.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 3.1
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.11
Locale: LANG=fr_CA.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=fr_CA.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)

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This is an automatic mail sent to close the ITP you have reported or 
are involved with.

Your ITP wnpp bug is being closed because of the following reasons:
- It is, as of today, older than 365 days.
- It hasn't had any activity recently.

As this is an automatic procedure, it could of course have something
wrong and probably it would be closing some bugs that are not 
intended by owners and submitters (like you) to be closed, for
example if the ITP is still of your interest, or there has been 
some kind of activity around it. In that case, please reopen the
bug, do it, DO IT NOW! (I don't want to be blamed because of
mass closing and not let people know that they can easily reopen
their bugs ;-).

To re-open it, you simply have to mail control@bugs.debian.org
with a body text like this:

 reopen 310762

Further comments on the work done in the bug sent to
310762@bugs.debian.org would be truly welcomed.
Anyway, if you have any kind of problems when dealing with
the BTS, feel free to contact me and I'd be more than happy to help
you on this: <damog@debian.org>.

A similar process is being applied to other kind of wnpp bugs.

Thanks for your cooperation,

 -- David Moreno Garza <damog@debian.org>.

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