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Acronyms in Debian

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Some acronyms in Debian world, confusing at first sight, hope this article can do some help:–)


  • DPL: Debian Project Leader
  • DD: Debian Developer
  • DM: Debian Maintainer


  • RFP: Request For Packaging
  • RFS: Request For Sponsor
  • ITP: Intent To Packagge
  • RFH: Request For Help
  • RFA: Request For Adoption
  • O: Orphan
  • ITA: Intent To Adoption
  • WNPP: Work-Needing and Prospective Packages


  • FTBFS: Failed To Build From Source
  • NMU: Non-Maintainer Upload
  • NM Process: New Maintainer Process
  • QA: Quality Assurance
  • i18n, i10n, m17n : internationalization, localization, multilingualization
  • .d.o: .debian.org
  • CVE: Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures
  • LP: launchpad


  • IMHO: In My Humble Opinion
  • LOL: Laughing Out Loud

If you have any to share, do leave a comment and I will add them to the article:–)