Subject: standards/33035: Lack of documentation
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List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 03/09/2006 03:40:00
>Number:         33035
>Category:       standards
>Synopsis:       Lack of documentation
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    standards-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          doc-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Thu Mar 09 03:40:00 +0000 2006
>Originator:     James Boothe
>Release:        NetBSD 3.0
I apologize if this has already been brought up previously. I did make an attempt to search the mailing list archives before filling out the problem report. During a recent discussion with some other BSD users the discussion of whether a text mode browser is needed in the base system came up. Most everyone agrees this would be a good thing as most (all?) of NetBSD's docs are only Web accessable. Initially I thought this was a good idea because the only documentation on my machine was in /usr/share/doc and believe it or not, was in HTML form, even though a text mode browser doesn't currently ship with NetBSD. Then I looked further and noticed that only about four programs are even documented in that directory. Can we get the full set of NetBSD docs into the base system? Whether in plain text or HTML accompanied by lynx, every OS should come with the proper documentation in my opinion. Is there a possibility of this in the future? I would be happy to volunteer some of my time a
 nd ability to help accomplish this.
Install NetBSD
Copy the documentation to the base install