Suggestion: Man Pages on Web & Install Disks
- To: CD Production Team <email@example.com>, Steve McIntyre <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Jim Westveer <email@example.com>, Phil Hands <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Philip Charles <email@example.com>, Martin Schulze <joey@finlandia.Infodrom.North.DE>, Dale Scheetz <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Installation Disks -- <email@example.com>, Enrique Zanardi <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Web Site Maintainer <email@example.com>, Jay Treacy <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Darren Benham <email@example.com>, APT Team <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Documentation Project <email@example.com>
- Subject: Suggestion: Man Pages on Web & Install Disks
- From: Ken Hendrickson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Thu, 21 Oct 1999 20:27:00 -0400
- Message-id: <380FAF54.FEBAEF22@bv.net>
Suggestions for Improvement:
* Put complete man pages for every package on www.Debian.org.
o (Note that OpenBSD does this.)
* Put complete /usr/doc and /usr/info documentation for every package
on www.Debian.org, with the appropriate HTML cgi readers.
* Put man pages for everything associated with the install processes
I'm doing another install, and the CD-Roms I've just received for Potato
mention the (probably ultra cool) apt-cdrom(8) method for multiple CDs.
I'd like to use it! However, I don't have another Debian system handy
now, and the man page stuff isn't installed yet. It would be cool if I
had access to the man pages for apt-cdrom(8). Sure, I can read the man
page source in /usr/man/man8/apt-cdrom.8.gz, and I am, but it would be
very nice if all those formatting characters didn't get in the way to
Thanks in Advance,