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Re: best way to correct (possibly) outdated information on wiki.debian.org




Hi Andrea,

On Sun, Dec 30, 2018 at 03:44:00PM +0100, Andrea Borgia wrote:
> Hi.
> 
> With respect to https://wiki.debian.org/SSDOptimization I see there is a
> minor issue with the weekly trim suggestion: in the current testing branch,
> those files are not present under /usr/share/doc/util-linux/examples/
> 
> I did file a bugreport on the util-linux package
> (https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=916733) but now I am not
> so sure this was the best option, since I've noticed the files are under
> /lib/systemd and fstrim is correctly scheduled (according to systemctl)
> 
> Should I just ask to close the bugreport and that's it?
> (safest option, but leaves outdated info in place)
> 
> Should I file a new bug against wiki.debian.org?
> (this seems overkill)
> 
> Should I try to edit the page myself to add a footnote?
> (can I do that at all?)

I would leave the bug report open.  If it is a problem, the maintainer
may add the example back to the package.  If it was removed by upstream
or there was some other intentional reason for the removal, he is likely
to comment on it and close the report.

You can edit the wiki page yourself.  I believe that you must register
for an account to do so.

If you know with what version of the package the examples disappeared,
it would make sense to me to update the wiki page with that information.
Something like:

  To do such and such, refer to such and such example.  As of util-linux
  version 1.2.3.4.5.6-7 this example is no longer provided.  An
  alternate approach is blah blah blah.  Or refer to an older version of
  the package for the referenced example.

Anyhow, you get the idea.

If you encounter trouble registering for an account on the wiki or
editing the page, mail me directly and I will help you locate a wiki
administrator who can assist you.

Regards,

-Roberto
-- 
Roberto C. Sánchez