Here’s a summary of some of the bugs against the Debian Policy Manual. Please consider getting involved, whether or not you’re an existing contributor.

Consensus has been reached and help is needed to write a patch

#228692 User/group creation/removal in package maintainer scripts

#685506 copyright-format: new Files-Excluded field

#759316 Document the use of /etc/default for cron jobs

#761219 document versioned Provides

#767839 Linking documentation of arch:any package to arch:all

#770440 policy should mention systemd timers

#793499 The Installed-Size algorithm is out-of-date

#823256 Update maintscript arguments with dpkg >= 1.18.5

#845715 Please document that packages are not allowed to write outside thei…

#874206 allow a trailing comma in package relationship fields

#902612 Packages should not touch users’ home directories

#905453 Policy does not include a section on NEWS.Debian files

#906286 repository-format sub-policy

#907051 Say much more about vendoring of libraries

Wording proposed, awaiting review from anyone and/or seconds by DDs

#662998 stripping static libraries

#682347 mark ‘editor’ virtual package name as obsolete

#737796 copyright-format: support Files: paragraph with both abbreviated na…

#756835 Extension of the syntax of the Packages-List field.

#786470 [copyright-format] Add an optional “License-Grant” field

#845255 Include best practices for packaging database applications

#897217 Vcs-Hg should support -b too

#901437 Add footnote warning readers that sometimes shared libaries are not coinstallable

#904248 Add netbase to build-essential

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