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Bug#484359: Processed: Urgencies should all be lower case

> After discussion with Joerg Jaspert, I'm of the opinion that dak is the
> canonical place for valid urgencies to be set.
> Thus, sending this back to lintian, cloning to debian-policy, and
> blocking this one by the new debian-policy bug.
> -policy readers:
> urgencies are currently set as lower case only; dak will treat any
> unkown urgency (including upper cased ones) as 'low'. Britney also
> doesn't pay attention to non-lower-case urgencies.
> 5.6.17 says urgencies are case-*in*sensitive, and should be changed (IMO
> etc)

Given that Policy has said that Urgency is case-insensitive since 3.5.5
(June 2001) when it imported text from the original packaging manual that
said it was case-insensitive, I'm going to need some convincing that this
is really a bug in Policy as opposed to a bug in dak and britney.  Even
putting aside the question of who implemented what first, since I expect
both go back for years, we know that uppercase has been used in practice
and this doesn't seem like a useful place to enforce case.

Wouldn't the easiest solution be to just make dak (and britney) lowercase
the urgency string before working with it?

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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