Getting in Contact with Us
Debian is a large organization and there are a lot of ways to contact it. This page will summarize the often requested means of contacting; it is by no means exhaustive. Please refer to the rest of the web pages for other contact methods.
Please note that most of the e-mail addresses below represent open mailing lists with public archives. Read the disclaimer before sending any messages.
English language is the common language for communication with Debian developers. We therefore ask that initial enquiries to developers be made in English. If this is not possible, go through the user mailing list for your language.
- General information
- Installing and Using Debian
- Publicity / Press
- Events / Conferences
- Helping Debian
- Reporting problems in Debian packages
- Debian Development
- Problems with Debian infrastructure
Questions regarding the Debian Project in general can be sent to the debian-project mailing list, at email@example.com. Please don't send questions about using Linux to that list; read on below for that.
Installing and Using Debian
If you are certain the documentation on the installation media and on our web site doesn't have a solution to your problem, there's a very active user mailing list where Debian users and developers can answer your questions, the debian-user mailing list. All questions regarding
- supported hardware
- machine administration
- using Debian
Additionally, there are user mailing lists for speakers of various languages. See the subscription info for international mailing lists.
Publicity / Press
Those requesting information for articles or submitting news for our news page should contact our publicity department.
Events / Conferences
Invitations for conferences and exhibitions or other type of events should be sent to events department. Requests for flyers, posters and participation in Europe should be sent to the European events list.
If you would like to contact Debian to offer help, please see the possible ways of helping first.
Reporting problems in Debian packages
If you would like to file a bug against a Debian package, we have a bug tracking system where you can easily report your problem. Please read the instructions for filing bug reports.
If you simply want to communicate with the maintainer of a Debian package, then you can use the special mail aliases set up for each package. Any mail sent to <package name>@packages.debian.org will be forwarded to the maintainer responsible for that package.
If you would like to make the developers aware of a Debian security problem in a discreet manner, send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have questions that are more development related, there are several development mailing lists in Debian that you can use to contact our developers.
Problems with Debian infrastructure
Alternatively, you can use e-mail to contact them.
- Web pages editors
- package: www.debian.org
- Developers' database administrators
- Mailing list administrators and archives maintainers
- package: lists.debian.org
- Bug tracking system administrators
- package: bugs.debian.org
We also have a complete list of different jobs and e-mails to use to contact various parts of the organization.