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Re: Updates/changes to the HOWTO template.
- To: Gregory Leblanc <>
- Subject: Re: Updates/changes to the HOWTO template.
- From: Stein Gjoen <>
- Date: Tue, 06 Jun 2000 10:32:41 +0200
- Cc: Greg Ferguson <>, "Ldp Discuss List (E-mail)" <>
- Resent-Date: Tue, 6 Jun 2000 04:33:18 -0400 (EDT)
- Resent-Message-ID: <qkgwh.A.3rG.OdLP5@murphy>
Gregory Leblanc wrote:
> How should linking between HOWTOs be accomplished? In the reading plan
> example, "newbies" are recommended to read all of the other disk related
> HOWTOs. If I were a newbie, I wouldn't know what to read.
This reopens a number of discussions, none successfully concluded.
Ever the optimist I'll give it another try...
Inter-HOWTO linking is hard as we cannot know the final file structure
in a distribution. All HTML files might be in one huge directory or
in their own directory such as
in which case a simpe relative link will fail.
Worse, the HOWTOs might be under /usr/share/doc/HOWTO (for FHS)
as opposed to under /usr/doc/HOWTO (as for the traditional FSSTND).
A post-installation script might work in which case a <HOWTO> tag
might come in useful for inter-HOWTO linking.
The second problem of finding related HOWTOs by hand requires
a single line synopsis and a set of keywords, neither of which
is yet supported by LinuxDoc. I do hope I can persuade someone
to make it.
> Just as an informational thing, is vger still that overloaded? I know that
> it's running on an SS10 now, rather than the old, slow IPX. Email through
> the lists that I read there seems to be plenty fast, especially since the
> CVS repository is gone from there.
It seemed fast to me but you might wish to use some of the
> In the section about other HOWTOs, is Metalab too generic of a term? There
> are dozens of SunSites around the nation, but is it obvious that we're
> talking about the MetaLab machine hosted by the University of North
My impression was that Metalab was specific to the SunSite at UNC.
Note that there are SunSites outside the US too.
> I seem to recall someone mentioning a site that tried to keep an up-to-date
> list of all of the Linux Users Groups. It would be nice to include a link
> to this site in the help section.
> That's all I've got for the time being, so I'm going to mail this off. I'll
> be quite slow at responding to email until Thursday or Friday, so please be
> patient with me. Thanks!
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