Bug#759260: removal of the Extra priority.
On Mon, Nov 17, 2014 at 01:59:37PM -0800, Jonathan Nieder wrote:
> Santiago Vila wrote:
> > In this case, however, I fail to see the rationale for actually
> > *dropping* the extra priority, other than "it's not useful for me".
> > Well, it may be useless for you but it's still useful for me.
> I have found the 'extra' priority to be useful personally, too.
> Enough so that when that information has been incorrect (e.g., library
> that is actually important being marked as 'extra'), I've been
> motivated enough to file bugs with patches to fix it. And received
> pushback from maintainers that don't understand what the field is for,
> are confused about having to maintain it in two places (debian/control
> and the ftpmasters override file), and are not especially happy with
> having to take patches fixing it.
Did you try to report the bug directly to the ftp-masters ?
If we decide that the ftp-masters are maintaining the field and
not the package maintainers that would be the logical thing to
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