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Bug#196367: debian-policy: clarify what to do about priority mismatches

On Sat, Jun 07, 2003 at 03:40:37PM +0200, Bastian Blank wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 06, 2003 at 12:39:45PM -0700, Chris Waters wrote:
> > And since we do make mistakes here, and since any change can cause a
> > "ripple-effect", making other packages suddenly violate this clause,
> > and since violations of this are both quite harmless and hard-to-spot,
> > how about we change it to not be a "must"?  Then the ftp-masters can
> > still try to ensure that it holds true, but people won't freak out
> > about it.
> it will break the ability to just use packages with priority >= standard
> and try to install one of them.

Fortunately, this is not an amazingly big deal. Furthermore, it is
*still* the case that the ftpmasters can and often do sort it out in one
big pass without having to upload hundreds of packages. They already
have tools to track priority mismatches.

The point stands that uploading a package with a changed Priority: field
does not by itself cause the Priority: field in the Packages file to
change, so filing bugs against packages for this problem is useless.

Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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