Debian gripes

Alex Satrapa grail at
Wed Aug 21 10:01:51 EST 2002

On Tuesday, August 20, 2002, at 04:26 , Sam Couter wrote:

> So you can install tools without being burdened by the documentation.

The inverse is also true - you may have a "documentation server" which 
is separate to your "compile farm".  I have a similar thing running at 
home - one machine is my "compiler" (it's got the fastest CPU, EIDE and 
HDDs), another is the "documentation repository" - it's got web servers 
and man2html and info2html stuff running so that all my documentation is 
accessible through a web browser.

Interested parties may want to install and read the Debian Policy 
documentation - this is a documentation-only package, called 
"debian-policy".  It's basically a document describing the how and some 
of the why of packaging stuff for Debian.

Once you've read it, you'll understand why bleeding edge stuff finds it 
hard to get into "unstable".

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