Debian GNU/Linux

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Debian Configuration Management Specification

This manual describes the package configuration system used by the debconf system, and defines the format of the template and config files which are used.
Debian FAQ

This document answers questions frequently asked about Debian GNU/Linux.
Debian Java FAQ

The Debian Java FAQ provide answers to many usual questions regarding the use of the Java programming language in the Debian GNU/Linux operating system. It discusses availability of compilers, virtual machines, libraries and applications as well as legal issues.
Debian Java Policy (proposal)

The Debian Java Policy (currently a proposal) describes how Java packages are handled in Debian and the different conventions regarding the use of virtual package likes java-virtual-machine or java-compiler.
Debian MIME Policy Manual

This manual describes the policy requirements for the MIME system in the Debian GNU/Linux distribution, describing the rules regulating the registration of programs that can handle MIME content.
Debian Menu Policy Manual

This manual describes the policy requirements for the Menu system in the Debian GNU/Linux distribution, describing the hierarchical structure of the menu sections.
Debian New Maintainers' Guide

This document tries to describe building of a Debian package to the common Debian user, and wannabe developer. It uses pretty common language, and it's well covered with working examples.
Debian Perl Policy Manual

This manual describes the policy requirements for the Perl system in the Debian GNU/Linux distribution, describing the rules regulating the building and installation of packages providing and using Perl and Perl modules.
Debian Policy Manual

This manual describes the policy requirements for the Debian GNU/Linux distribution. This includes the structure and contents of the Debian archive, several design issues of the operating system, as well as technical requirements that each package must satisfy to be included in the distribution.
Debian Policy Process Description

This document describes how Debian Policy is developed.
Debian Python Policy (Proposal)

This document describes the packaging of Python within the Debian GNU/Linux distribution and the policy requirements for packaged Python programs and modules.
 
The Debian Python Policy has still a draft status.
Debian doc-base Manual

This manual describes what doc-base is and how it can be used to manage online manuals on Debian systems.
Filesystem Hierarchy Standard (FHS) Version 2.3

This standard defines where files should exist on UN*X systems; in particular, on Debian systems
Lintian User's Manual

This manual describes Lintian, the Debian package checker.
dhelp

Debian Online Help
install-docs Manual

A short manual for install-docs, a component of the package doc-base. This program used by package maintainers to install their documents into the Debian Documentation System.


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