How to contact us
- General Information
- Installing and using Debian
- Publicity & Press
- Events & Conferences
- Helping Debian
- Reporting Problems in Debian Packages
- Debian Development
- Problems with the Debian Infrastructure
- Harassment Issues
Debian is a large organization and there are several ways to get in touch with project members and other Debian users. This page summarizes often requested means of contact; 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.
You can send questions regarding the Debian project to the firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list. Please don't ask general questions about Linux on this list; read on for more information about other mailing lists.
Installing and using Debian
If you are certain the documentation on the installation media and on our website 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. Here, you can ask all kinds of questions regarding the following topics:
- 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.
On top of that, it's possible to browse our mailing lists as newsgroups.
Publicity & Press
The Debian Publicity Team moderates news and announcements in all the Debian official resources, for example some mailing lists, the blog, the micronews website, and official social media channels.
If you're writing about Debian and need help or information, please contact the publicity team. This is also the right address if you're planning to submit news for our own news page.
Events & Conferences
Requests for flyers, posters, and participation in Europe should be sent to the email@example.com mailing list.
There are plenty of possibilities to support the Debian project and contribute to the distribution. If you would like to offer help, please visit our How to join Debian page 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 in charge of that package.
If you would like to make the developers aware of a Debian security problem in a discreet manner, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have questions about the development of Debian, we have several mailing lists for that. Here you can get in touch with our developers.
Problems with the Debian Infrastructure
Alternatively, you can send an email to one of the following addresses:
- Web pages editors
- package: www.debian.org
- Mailing list administrators and archives maintainers
- package: lists.debian.org
- Bug tracking system administrators
- package: bugs.debian.org
Debian is a community of people who values respect. If you are the victim of inappropriate behaviour, if someone in the project has harmed you, or if you feel you have been harassed, please contact the Community Team: email@example.com