Re: The FAQ

From: Michele Andreoli (
Date: Wed Nov 29 2000 - 15:07:06 CET

On Wed, Nov 29, 2000 at 02:29:59PM +0200, Vesa-Pekka Palmu nicely wrote:
> I read trought the plain text version of the faq and I have following
> comments:
> The idea is great.
> There are several spaces missing between words in the text
> There were some dublicate questions & aswers ( thought they
> seem to be gone in the recent verion)
> Some answers cuold be more informative (and some questions too)
> The redhat 4.2 links leads to a ftp server with few rpms, no more so
> I can't install rehdat 4.2 with them.
> So I think that there should be some editing done to the questions,
> I know that it's easier to just copy them from mail, but more
> specific questions might be better.

All that requires a full mastery of the english language. I can only
fetch the questions and put them in the FAQ, with no remedy for the
growing fracturation. This is the Second Principle of Thermodinamics!
Any news entry let grows the total language-entropy in the FAQ.

Believe me: if the FAQ was written en italian, was surely better
(en passant, I'm a short-story writer and know a good italian)

Anycase, Marko is now working newly on the FAQ

> And one question, what is the deal with that MAN-addon? I think
> that I would be extra-nice, if not a addon, just a simple tarball with
> the man-pages in plain text.

I absolutely do not distribute tarballs. Please, do not ask. I'm not
interested in that. You can found manpages in tgz format on To read this format in Linux requires an addition
of new commands like: groff, grotty, tbl, gtbl and soon: they
are venerable and still present text formatting tools.


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you with, I don't. Would you take two negative messages? - Woody Allen
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