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mssever
March 26th, 2008, 03:24 AM
This howto (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=188860) is outdated, which has caused some confusion recently. The OP hasn't been active here since 2006, so it's unlikely he/she will update it. Would a mod be willing to either post a notice in the OP that it's outdated, or else fix it?

Steps 4-9 only apply to Dapper (and maybe earlier versions). From Edgy on, they're unnecessary and have caused confusion.

LaRoza
March 26th, 2008, 03:29 AM
This howto (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=188860) is outdated, which has caused some confusion recently. The OP hasn't been active here since 2006, so it's unlikely he/she will update it. Would a mod be willing to either post a notice in the OP that it's outdated, or else fix it?

Steps 4-9 only apply to Dapper (and maybe earlier versions). From Edgy on, they're unnecessary and have caused confusion.

Is the tutorial useful at all and worth fixing?

mssever
March 26th, 2008, 05:24 AM
Is the tutorial useful at all and worth fixing?

I don't know. It did alert me to cups-pdf back in the day, though if I had searched hard enough, I might have found it anyway. Installing cups-pdf does require an extra step beyond the usual; in addition to installing the deb, you have to add a printer.

I guess the more general--and difficult--question is what, if anything, to do about threads (especially in the HOWTO section) that provide outdated advice. There are several that I'm subscribed to that seem to be vulnerable to newbies not realizing that the advice given no longer applies. (Then, there's one thread where the OP edited the post to explicitly state that the thread was outdated, and people still tried to follow it.)

I wonder if HOWTO threads that aren't edited after say six months could be flagged somehow. If I remember correctly, those who create HOWTOs have to agree to maintain the HOWTO, so maybe there could be some sort of sanity check there. I guess this is a bit hand-wavy...

bapoumba
March 26th, 2008, 10:55 AM
Moved to Outdated Tutorials & Tips (http://ubuntuforums.org/forumdisplay.php?f=255).

mssever
March 26th, 2008, 03:57 PM
Moved to Outdated Tutorials & Tips (http://ubuntuforums.org/forumdisplay.php?f=255).

Thanks. One question, though: Do threads there show up in searches? They shouldn't.

bapoumba
March 26th, 2008, 04:09 PM
Thanks. One question, though: Do threads there show up in searches? They shouldn't.
You're welcome.
Does not look like, I searched with the thread title as keywords, search for titles only, see the screenshot.