D.1.  Debian bug reports, severities and tags

All interactions with Debian package maintainers should be made through the Debian Bug Tracking System (BTS). Other ways of interaction such as sending files to maintainers directly, or to the Debian Installer i18n coordinators is to be prohibited as it makes things impossible to track down.

The Debian Installer i18n coordinators will not encourage direct interaction with either them or the package maintainers. The only exception are cases where translators have direct commit access to the package repositories such as Debian Installer level 1 translations.

A bug report is only a special way to send traceable information which is relevant for a given package. This may be a real bug report (i.e. something not working properly or as expected) as well as an enhancement suggestion or a feature request.

Debian bug reports are handled through a web and email interface. Access to the bug reports can be made through the BTS web site: http://bugs.debian.org/.

Bug reports are sorted by severity and tags.

Details about bug severities, tags and other information regarding bug reports may be found at http://bugs.debian.org/.