debian-faq - Debian Frequently Asked Questions

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Distribution Debian Sid
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name debian-faq
Package version 8.1
Package release
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Installed size 1.25 KB
Download size 680.91 KB
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Package Version Architecture Repository
debian-faq_8.1_all.deb 8.1 all Debian Main
debian-faq - - -


Name Value
doc-debian <= 3.1.5


Type URL
Binary Package debian-faq_8.1_all.deb
Source Package debian-faq

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install debian-faq deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install debian-faq




2016-08-28 - Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña <>
debian-faq (8.1) unstable; urgency=medium
[ Joost van Baal-Ilić ]
* faqinfo.sgml: update link to Choosing a Debian distribution FAQ, on request
of its author Kamaraju Kusumanchi. Thanks Stéphane Blondon for reporting.
(Closes: #809665)
* basic_defs.sgml: add missing words. Thanks Simon Kainz for the patch.
(Closes: #770926)
* sofware.sgml: update to current status of djb's software (qmail, djbdns
etc.) in Debian.  Text based upon idea of Stéphane Blondon.
(Closes: #805318)
[ victory ]
* 2016-02-26: Update Japanese translation by Takuma Yamada, reviewed by
[ Holger Wansing ]
* Convert German translation to po format
* 2016-01-15: Update German translation to 100%, reviewed by Markus Hiereth
* Fix several typos, missing dots and commas. (Closes: #788361)
* Remove section about dependency based boot sequence. (Closes: #787153)
* Update section "Debian and the kernel". (Closes: #599018)
[ Lev "dogsleg" Lamberov ]
* 2015-12-12: Update Russian translation
[ Thomas Vincent ]
* 2015-07-07: Updated French translation, proofread by Baptiste Jammet and
Étienne Gilli
[ Beatrice Torracca ]
* 2016-01-17: Updated Italian translation
[ Javier Fernández-Sanguino ]
* Makefile: modify to take into account PO dependencies and build the text,
html and other targets based on that. This makes it possible to build 
the translated content properly without going through the 'all' target,
which is useful for debugging.
2015-05-01 - Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña <>
debian-faq (8.0) unstable; urgency=medium
[ Javier Fernández-Sanguino ]
* Bump up the version of the FAQ to the latest release, we have forgotten to
do so in the last uploads
* Update for the Jessie release:
- faqstatic.ent: Update the number of packages and the release names
- ftparchives.sgml: Add the names of the future releases (stretch), document
the reason why the names come from Toy Story movies and add (in the comments)
a semi-complete list of Toy Story names for all the movies
* nexttime.sgml: More information on Release Goals, updating the
documentation based on the goals that have been already accomplished. Also
add the Security Hardening goal to the list, as this is actively worked on
and has a huge impact on the users and system's security
* Makefile: make sure faqdynamic.ent exists before validating the document
* debian/source/format: Document this as a native package
[ Beatrice Torracca ]
* Updated Italian translation

See Also

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debian-handbook_8.20180215_all.deb reference book for Debian users and system administrators
debian-history_2.21_all.deb Short History of the Debian Project
debian-installer-9-netboot-amd64_20170615+deb9u4_all.deb Debian-installer network boot images for amd64
debian-installer-9-netboot-arm64_20170615+deb9u4_all.deb Debian-installer network boot images for arm64
debian-installer-9-netboot-armel_20170615+deb9u4_all.deb Debian-installer network boot images for armel
debian-installer-9-netboot-armhf_20170615+deb9u4_all.deb Debian-installer network boot images for armhf
debian-installer-9-netboot-i386_20170615+deb9u4_all.deb Debian-installer network boot images for i386
debian-installer-9-netboot-mips64el_20170615+deb9u4_all.deb Debian-installer network boot images for mips64el
debian-installer-9-netboot-mips_20170615+deb9u4_all.deb Debian-installer network boot images for mips
debian-installer-9-netboot-mipsel_20170615+deb9u4_all.deb Debian-installer network boot images for mipsel
debian-installer-9-netboot-ppc64el_20170615+deb9u4_all.deb Debian-installer network boot images for ppc64el
debian-installer-launcher_31_all.deb Debian Installer desktop launcher
debian-installer_20180610_amd64.deb Debian Installer documentation
debian-kernel-handbook-ja_1.0.18_all.deb reference to Debian Linux kernel packages and development (Japanese)