New Ubuntu Server Guide Live

Doug Smythies dsmythies at
Mon Apr 20 14:58:00 UTC 2020

On 2019.11.21 07:08 Doug Smythies wrote:
> On 2019.11.20 23:00 Christian Ehrhardt wrote:
>> On Thu, Nov 21, 2019 at 12:11 AM Doug Smythies <dsmythies at> wrote:
>>> On 2019.11.19 09:32 Joshua Powers wrote:
>>>> The new official home for the Ubuntu Server Guide is now live:
>>>> On the bottom of each server guide page is a link to the specific
>>>> Discourse page that contains the raw content. Users can now more easily
>>>> make suggestions, point out errors, and fix bugs on pages. If a
>>>> discourse page is updated the change is reflected within seconds on

>>> O.K. So I went to look at the edit I did under the virt-install page,
>>> But it is gone. What the hell? I see some recent edits deleting
>>> very very important stuff. Why? I wrote that stuff and want it to stay.
>> HI Doug,
>> I can't answer the others but this one about virt-install I can.
>> In the context of being the libvirt page it was overflowing and hard
>> to find actual libvirt centric information.
>> First of all I have to admit that I do not like virt-inst too much
>> (but that is my personal problem I guess).
>> virt-install is only in universe but people tend to rely on it (too
>> much), causes continuous problems (silly/odd bug reports often come
>> from this area), and tends to get people not realizing the much more
>> consumable cloud images.
>> But nevertheless what you are missing isn't gone forever anyway.
> O.K. thanks for explaining.
> For my part of it, the reason I like virt-install is because
> it is a command line tool, and therefore good for a server, with no GUI.
> I only use Ubuntu linux for servers.
> (I do have desktop Ubuntu on some old computers and VMs, but just to help,
> mainly Gunnar, with the desktop help publications at
> Myself I have no interest in cloud and uvtool stuff.
>> I have a set of further todos here to go further in this cycles doc
>> update, that will probably:
>> - split out virtinst/virt-clone to an extra page (as it is an
>> alternative to uvtool / multipass that have extra pages as well)
>>  - There I plan to bring back that content that you are missing atm
> O.K. thanks for explaining.

Currently, "virt-* tools" shows on the table of contents column,
but clicking the link goes to the source code page and not the
published page.

While I did not click every table of contents link, I did most,
and this was the only weird one.

I want to edit the virt-install example.

... Doug

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