The Debian Menu sub-policy

Chris Waters

Joey Hess

Joost Witteveen

The Debian Policy Mailing List


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This manual describes the policy requirements for the Menu system used in the Debian distribution. This document is part of the policy package for Debian.

Table of Contents

1. About this document
2. Menu Structure
2.1. Preferred menu structure