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> The platform-specific FAQs in the doc/ area have clearly been suffering
> from, er, letter rot.
> Quoth FAQ_Linux:
> "This was a problem in 1.08 [...]. It is fixed in 1.09 and 6.0"
Yikes, that is very old. Man, who is maintaining these.
> Some of the material goes on for pages about problems which have quite
> obviously been fixed or suggests fixes which provably don't work.
> To me this is clearly an out of sight/out of mind problem and it needs to
> be fixed, like this:
> * Platform-specific installation problems are documented in the
> installation instructions. No after the fact, "sorry the real
> installation procedure doesn't work for FooNix".
> * Regression test problems are documented with the regression tests.
> * Information about how to set up shared memory and other resources will
> also find a home in the Administrator's Guide in a to be created
> * FAQ's will be destroyed, except for a select few.
The reason these are separate files is because at one time, people
running specific platforms maintained them separately. I actually had
e-mail accounts for Linux and Irix FAQ's. The maintainer could e-mail
a file to an account here, and the web site and cvs would be updated
Of course, having separate maintainers allowed them to keep it
up-to-date with no effort on our part, but when people left, they just
I am not sure if we should just clean them up to remove the old stuff,
or merge them into the docs.
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