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Bug#759260: removal of the Extra priority.

On Mon, Nov 17, 2014 at 02:29:46PM -0800, Jonathan Nieder wrote:
> Bill Allombert wrote:
> > On Mon, Nov 17, 2014 at 01:59:37PM -0800, Jonathan Nieder wrote:
> >>                                                        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
> > do.
> I followed what I understood to be the current procedure, which is to
> file two bugs.

I do not know about this procedure.

> The ftp-masters aren't currently responsible for updating
> debian/control, nor for letting the packagers know that their package
> is now more important. 

Indirectly, they are: when you upload a package with a priority which does not
match the override file, you get an email which tell you to fix the priority
in the next upload.

> I thought the sanity-check from the package
> maintainer could be useful, too.

One could use X-Debbugs-CC: 

(What I am aiming at is that such bug reports to maintainers are
seen as causing trouble (but probably not the ones you reported!)
and are not strictly required, thus maybe we recommend to only
report the bug to the FTP masters).


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