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Re: to reiterate, why are there no security updates on the front page? (Or, 17 security holes the security team hasn't told you about)

On Mon, May 29, 2000 at 06:51:04PM +0200, Sebastian Rittau wrote:
> > Isn't this essentially the point of setting urgency to "high" in
> > debian/changelog? I realise that that urgency isn't really used for much
> > at the moment, but there's no real reason why it couldn't be, is there?
> Maybe the urgency field could even be extended. For example an urgency
> of "security" or "RC" (or even "important", "grave", and "critical")
> could give hints to the security team or the release manager.

You can put stuff after the actual low|medium|high mark, like:

foo (1.0-1) unstable; urgency=low (ULTRA HIGH for those who are obsessed with foo)

> Currently most developers do not seem to use the urgency field at all.

Because it seems not to have any other purpose but cosmetical, I guess.

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