[Slackdocs] Install Readme Files and the Wiki?

Eric Hameleers eric.hameleers at alienbase.nl
Wed Dec 17 13:38:40 CET 2014

On 12/17/2014 04:29 AM, Matthew Fillpot wrote:
> On Dec 16, 2014 8:11 PM, "Nocturnal Slacker" <nocturnal.slacker at hotmail.com>
> wrote:
>> On 12/16/2014 09:03 PM, Hany Aziz wrote:
>>> Just wondering if the readme files (about setting up an initrd etc) from
>>> the Slackware install disk have been transcribed or reconfigured for the
>>> Wiki? They are quite well written, now that I know they are there!
>>> Interestingly I have been using and installing Slackware for about 4
>>> years now (13.37, 14 and 14.1) and it never occurred to be to look in
>>> the root directory of the install disk (and elsewhere) for readme files,
>>> which is another reason I think it would be useful to give them more
>>> exposure by including them in the Wiki. Moreover being written by
>>> Patrick or at least having his official blessing is another point in
>>> favor of adding them to the Wiki. We probably should get his blessing to
>>> do so.
>>> Thanks.
>>> Sincerely,
>>> Hany.
>> Excellent question and suggestion, Hany. I can't say with authority
>> whether or not the READMEs were ever actually copied over to SlackDocs.
>> I'm leaning toward not, though. I don't remember ever seeing them
>> anywhere there.
>> I don't think there would be an copyright issues with the READMEs, so
>> transcribing them to the wiki might not be a bad idea. Possibly, Eric
>> Hameleers could create a directory just for the READMEs similar to the
>> way we did for the HowTos.
>> Thanks for writing to the list with this idea. I'm sure Eric H., Niki
>> K., and others will be here in a bit to comment further.
>> Regards,
>> Eric L.
>> --
>> V. T. Eric Layton (vtel57, Nocturnal Slacker)
>> Tampa, Florida, USA
>> http://vtel57.com
> My opinion is to direct links to the readme files for the current version
> on the Slackware ftp server. The contents of the files differ slightly
> between versions, so it would be best to direct the users to the firs for
> their version.
> Thank you,
> Matthew Fillpot

I recognize the surprise of finding good documentation in Slackware's
root directory :-) These files are often overlooked by people who just
download the ISO and start the installer. Full of relevant information,
they are. I know... I wrote some of these documents.

However, I do not really like the idea of copying information from the
Slackware DVD (or ftp site) into the Wiki. Buy the DVD or burn an ISO
image if you need a copy.
I do like Matthew's idea of at least mentioning the various READMEs and
linking to their locations on the master server.

I'll come up with something.

Cheers, Eric

Eric Hameleers
Email: eric.hameleers at gmail.com

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