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Re: Scripted installation of backported texlive packages in 12.04


For what it's worth, I'd say point to the lubuntu.net site. They have
the direct download links, and it's a much shorter url to put in than
cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/......... (Plus, you'd have to put a url for
both the 32 and 64 bit versions in the manual or point to the other one

As for the less than 512MB question, I'd say go with the alternate CD.
Just because you want to go with what you know works, not what might
work (even if it works every time you try it).

I've already started going through the Advanced Topics and
Troubleshooting sections. For the most part, they're the same (aside
from changing all instances of Ubuntu to Lubuntu). I will have to get a
copy of the .tex files from the pre-Oneric branch of the manual though,
because that file still had the GUI-based User Accounts stuff. Ubuntu
went away from allowing the user to manage groups via GUI, but Lubuntu
still does it.

Also does anyone have a Macbook Pro or an Aspire EEPC? There are
sections on how to get Ubuntu working on those, but I don't know whether
that information applies to Lubuntu or not (and I don't have either to
test on). Or do we just pull those sections out of the chapters?

Have a great day.:)

On Fri, 2013-06-14 at 13:12 -0700, Jonathan Marsden wrote: 
> On Fri, Jun 14, 2013, at 12:06 PM, Yorvyk wrote:
> >>> Have you tried this yet?
> >> No... I worked on a different open source project last night... I
> >> hope to try this idea out sometime over this coming weekend.
> > No worries. Just wondering how things are going.
> Fine, I think.  I added myself to the Googe Docs sheet to author the
> Installation chapter for Lubuntu, and commited my first pass (didn't
> actually go all the way through it in depth, but I made a start).  No
> screenshots yet, I need to read the Ubuntu Manual Style Guide for
> details on how to get those right, and then try it out.
> There are a few interesting implications for Lubuntu as a whole in
> documenting things this way.  Example#1: We need to decide what the
> "official" place to go to to download Lubuntu is, and then commit to
> keeping it that way.  Example#2: We need to decide what we recommend for
> installing in 512MB PCs -- do we tell people to use the Altermate CD in
> that situation?
> >> But if you are in a rush, you can just do it "by hand" by adding that
> >> PPA, and then installing texlive from the packages, then downloading
> >> the lubuntu-manual- saucy branch using bzr, and running pkgs/install-
> >> pkgs.sh to complete the installation.  I haven't tried that either,
> >> but it "should" work.
> > I tried that and it appears to work OK.
> Good!  So now you can pick a chapter or two and start writing.  Lead the
> way and set us a good example :)
> Jonathan

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