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Peter N. M. Hansteen
peter at bsdly.net
Tue Jul 24 17:46:59 UTC 2007
Doug Barton <dougb at FreeBSD.org> writes:
> management tools in the handbook is a bad idea. I think the problem is
> where do we draw the line. You mentioned two issues, how to install
> ports (which I don't think there is any dispute about) and how to
> maintain them. If your idea of describing "how to maintain them" means
> detailed descriptions of the operations of "how to maintain them" with
> each of the tools available, then we disagree. I don't think that
> scales, and I think it bloats the handbook with a lot of repetitive
I realize I probably sounded more than a little alarmist on this bit,
and I apologize. It's been a while since I took a serious look at the
non-firewalls parts of the handbook, but if a brush-up of the ports
sections is needed, to me it sounds like we are not really that far
apart. In fact it sounds like an interesting writing project which I
might take a stab at once I'm done with the one I'm doing now. The
time frame would be some time after Copenhagen (EuroBSDCon).
> When I say "how to maintain them" I think we should describe in
> general terms that there are various tools that can be used to do this
> job, here is a little information about them, and here is where you
> can find more detailed information.
Yes, we're basically agreed here. Sorry for the noise. I'll be back
whif I have something tangible to contribute.
All the best,
Peter N. M. Hansteen, member of the first RFC 1149 implementation team
http://www.blug.linux.no/rfc1149/ http://www.datadok.no/ http://www.nuug.no/
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