Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net> writes:
> It is my view that there should be a clean separation between installation
> and use documentation. First of all, it's really useless to put
> installation info into usage documentation because users see it too late.
This is too rigid a worldview.
The point of mentioning configuration issues in the usage docs is
that usage is when people will *find out* that they misconfigured
something. A link letting them know what they need to fix when they
observe some particular problem is not out of place in the usage docs.
I do agree that the installation procedures should mention all these
issues, too. Just don't strip out the references in the usage docs.
> Furthermore, remove the chapter(s) on installation from the Admin Guide
> and make then a document of their own. This document need only exist in
> the source tree and does not need to be installed.
Mumble. Certainly this could be a separate "book", but I strongly
disagree with removing it from the standard documentation set. To
my mind, the "integrated doc" *is* the standard documentation set and
should contain everything.
regards, tom lane
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