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Re: dh-make-perl changelog urgency

Hi Axel,

On 10/03/14 22:30, Axel Beckert wrote:
> Hi Daniel,
> Daniel Lintott wrote:
>> Whilst double checking a new package I noticed that dh-make-perl still
>> creates a changelog with a low urgency.
>> As per [1] the default urgency for all packages was changed to medium to
>> reduce the delay in transition to testing, this change has been present
>> in dch since November 2013.
>> Should dh-make-perl be changed to track the change as well?
> IMHO no.
> dh-make-perl only generates the initial changelog entry. Packages not
> in testing still need the full 10 days to migrate to testing[2]
> independent of their urgency setting. And as newly packaged packages
> are usually not already in testing, keeping urgency=low for initial
> changelog entries is IMHO the right way.
> [2] https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2013/11/msg00007.html
>     Relevant sentence: "For packages not in testing, the migration
>     delay of 10 days will not be changed."
> 		Regards, Axel

Ah...I hadn't seen that sentence. Definitely makes sense to keep it as
is then.

Thanks for the clarification!


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