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Bug#721215: The Debian Administration Handbook and https://www.debian.org/doc (was: Re: Please mention Debian Administrator's Manual in the main list of documentation)


I can't find any "Debian Administrator's Manual" which is DFSG-free and
packaged in Debian; as mentioned by original bug submitter.

(I _did_ find the "Debian GNU/Linux System Administrator's Manual" (obsolete,
Copyright © 1997 Ardo van Rangelrooij Copyright © 1998 Oliver Elphick Copyright
© 1998 Tapio Lehtonen); there's an old copy still at

Indeed, it seems we're talking about "The Debian Administration Handbook".  I
agree with the bug's submitter that that one needs a more prominent place under
http://www.debian.org/doc .  An entry under "Users' manuals", and an entry on
https://www.debian.org/doc/user-manuals (which could be renamed from "DDP
Users' Manuals" to "Users' Manuals") would be appropriate, imho.

https://www.debian.org/doc/books could refer to the new
https://www.debian.org/doc/user-manuals#debian-handbook .



On Wed, Jun 10, 2015 at 01:29:57AM +0200, Laura Arjona Reina wrote:
> Hi everybody
> If you refer to "The Debian Administration Handbook" (the first
> reference listed in the subpage https://www.debian.org/doc/books), I
> have no clear idea about what to do.
> On one side, the reference should stay there even if we add an entry in
> "user manuals", because it's a printed book.
> On the other side, I'm not sure if "user manuals" is for the
> documentation maintained by the Debian Documentation Project (and then,
> the Handbook shouldn't be there, even if there is a package available,
> several translations, and it's DFSG-free).
> Finally, I suppose we could change the title of the section "Other,
> shorter documents" to "Other, and shorter documents" and include a link
> as first reference in that section, but I think it's not a good solution.
> CC'ing debian-doc mailing list, I hope they can give advice about how to
> proceed.
> Regards
> -- 
> Laura Arjona
> https://wiki.debian.org/LauraArjona

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