Purpose of the FAQ

Jeroen Coumans jeroen at linuxfromscratch.org
Tue Jun 1 15:02:40 PDT 2004

Bug http://bugs.linuxfromscratch.org/show_bug.cgi?id=846 was seemingly 
created with the assumption that the FAQ is a trouble-shoot document for 
the book. However, the FAQ is intended to document frequently asked 
questions which can't be documented in the book because it's outside the 
scope of the book or is caused by information available after release.

Also see the FAQ manifesto 
(http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/faq/manifesto.html), which clearly 
states that a FAQ should only be included due to *user* questions, not 
due to developer request.

It seems to me that the minimal host requirements should be documented 
in the book itself, since the book should be able to teach a user 
without the FAQ. If the book causes confusion because of common user 
error, then that info should be added to the FAQ.

Thus, I propose to render this bug invalid.

Jeroen Coumans

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