If I want to find out more about a certain topic but don't have a specific question because I'm so out of my depth I don't even know where to start e.g. "I have some software that I want to package as .deb? Where to find comprehensive resources/tutorials" Would that be an acceptable question to ask on this site?

I know that the tour states you should ask about actual problems, but in this example I do have an actual problem regarding software packaging.

I'm not sure if this is nitpicking or if I'm just overthinking this

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    Thank you for asking here first! I'm afraid that no, those questions aren't really a good fit here. Could be a good topic for discussion in Ask Ubuntu Chat though!
    – terdon
    Mar 4, 2019 at 20:30
  • Thanks for the quick response and the linking to the original question (should have searched more thoroughly I guess
    – Fynn
    Mar 4, 2019 at 20:33
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    Don't worry about it, the search function here isn't the best. And hey, you asked on meta, that's loads of brownie points right there!
    – terdon
    Mar 4, 2019 at 20:39


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