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Bug 129986 - include system documenting guidelines in the Doc Guide
Summary: include system documenting guidelines in the Doc Guide
Alias: None
Product: Fedora Documentation
Classification: Fedora
Component: documentation-guide
Version: devel
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Douglas Silas
QA Contact: Tammy Fox
Depends On:
Blocks: fedora-docs-ideas fdp-docguide-traqr
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2004-08-16 12:26 UTC by Karsten Wade
Modified: 2009-07-31 00:50 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Enhancement
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Last Closed: 2009-07-31 00:50:26 UTC

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Description Karsten Wade 2004-08-16 12:26:38 UTC
In addition to detailing how to do screenshots, we need to specify 
how to eliminate variables that are not common to a Fedora Core
installation.  For example, using a default, fresh user account
prevents customizations in the author's ~/.bash* files such as
additions to te $PATH.  

This "System Documenting Guidelines" would include best practices for
technology usage, such as using rpm packages instead of tarballs.  We
might choose to have equal preferences for equivalent technologies,
such as up2date and yum.

A big reminder to include is to document the existing system, not
provide "fixes" that make a system unsupportable, abnormal, or
otherwise _more_ difficult to maintain.

This would be a chapter or section.

Comment 1 Douglas Silas 2009-07-27 22:29:07 UTC
This bug is ancient, and no longer seems applicable to me. In particular, because this has been assigned to me, it would need to apply to the Fedora Deployment Guide, which seems to cover what's listed here:


Any comments? If not, I will close this bug soon.

Comment 2 Douglas Silas 2009-07-31 00:50:26 UTC
Because using rpms instead of tarballs, etc. is well-represented in the RPM Guide, and will be also in the upcoming Fedora Deployment Guide (and probably elsewhere too), I am closing this as NOTABUG. If there are further requests along this line, please create a new bug for them. Thanks.

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