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Author: Arnt Karlsen
To: dng
Subject: Re: [DNG] how-can-i-help; was: ..time to snap into reality check?
On Tue, 05 Mar 2024 14:25:25 -0300, altoid wrote in message

> Hello:
> On 5 Mar 2024 at 11:11, Hendrik Boom via Dng wrote:
> > Is it in some package I haven't installed?

..yup, with e.g. aptitude install how-can-i-help ...

> > Might it be useful?
> I had never heard of it as of today and yes, there is such a thing:
> See here:
> https://wiki.debian.org/how-can-i-help
> and here:
> https://pkginfo.devuan.org/cgi-bin/policy-query.html?c=package&q=how-c
> an-i-help&x=submit
> [quote]
> The how-can-i-help program hooks into APT to list opportunities for
> contributions to Debian (like orphaned packages, or bugs tagged
> 'newcomer') for packages installed locally, after each APT
> invocation. It can also be invoked directly, and then lists all
> opportunities for contribution (not just the new ones).
> [/quote]
> Now, as to why *this* very Debian specific package doing in the
> Devuan repositories is anyone's guess.
> Useful? Doubt it but then, who knows.

..it's useful _if_ you can handle facing the ugly truth with
your eyes open... otherwise, you might find it depressing...

..med vennlig hilsen = with Kind Regards from Arnt Karlsen
...with a number of polar bear hunters in his ancestry...
Scenarios always come in sets of three:
best case, worst case, and just in case.