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DistributionWatch Review: Debian GNU/Linux 2.1 - page 9

Introducing Debian GNU/Linux

  • December 22, 1999
  • By Ed Petron

Support for Debian is available through a number of channels. There are a number of mailing lists provided for this purpose. The Mailing List Subscription page contains the names and descriptions of these lists along with forms necessary for subscription and unsubscription. There are lists for both users and developers. Debian users willing to hire people to support their systems can locate them through the consultants page. IRC based help is available from the #debian channel of the irc.debian.org server.

Package-specific e-mail-based support is available either through messages sent directly to the package maintainers or by means of bug reports. The Debian People page contains the names and e-mail addresses of the project participants along with names of the packages that each maintains. Also, e-mail messages sent to an address of the form package_name@packages.debian.org will be automatically be routed to the maintainer of package_name. Bug reports can be submitted and reviewed using the Debian bug tracking system's primary web interface or one of its mirrors in the Netherlands, Germany or the United Kingdom. There is also a Debian package called bug that provides a local command interface to the bug tracking system.

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