Debian bug tracking system

Debian has a bug tracking system (BTS) in which we file details of bugs reported by users and developers. Each bug is given a number, and is kept on file until it is marked as having been dealt with.

How to report a bug in Debian

A separate page has instructions and tips on how to report a bug if you encounter problems in the Debian distribution.

Bug tracking system documentation

Viewing bug reports on the WWW

Bug count for all

Find a bug by number:

Select bug reports on the WWW

Select bugs

More selections can be added after the first search. If a later selection is on the same search field, the results are ORed. If it is on a different field, the results are ANDed.

Valid severities are critical, grave, serious, important, normal, minor, wishlist, fixed.

Valid tags are patch, wontfix, moreinfo, unreproducible, help, security, upstream, pending, confirmed, ipv6, lfs, d-i, l10n, newcomer, a11y, ftbfs, fixed-upstream, fixed, fixed-in-experimental, potato, woody, sarge, etch, lenny, squeeze, wheezy, jessie, stretch, buster, bullseye, bookworm, trixie, forky, sid, experimental, sarge-ignore, etch-ignore, lenny-ignore, squeeze-ignore, wheezy-ignore, jessie-ignore, stretch-ignore, buster-ignore, bullseye-ignore, bookworm-ignore, trixie-ignore forky-ignore .

Include Bugs

Exclude Bugs

Order by

Misc options

 Repeat Merged
 Reverse Bugs
 Reverse Pending
 Reverse Severity
 No Bugs which affect packages


The above queries can also be made by visiting URLs of the following forms, respectively:

Searching bug reports

The Ultimate Debian Database (UDD) provides a multi-criteria search engine for bugs.

Another way to search bug reports is to use Google Groups.

Alternative sites that allow searching for bug reports include The Mail Archive.

Supplementary information

The current list of Release Critical Bugs.

The current list of pseudo-packages recognized by the Debian bug tracking system.

The following bug report indices are available:

Note: some of the previously available indices of bug reports aren't available due to internal problems with the program that generated them. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Spam Reports

The Bug Tracking system often receives spam. To report spam in the bug tracking system, find the bug report by number, and click "this bug log contains spam" near the bottom.

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Debian bug tracking system
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