[Reportbug-maint] Bug#552167: reportbug: moves Forwarded: pseudo-header to mail header

Piotr Engelking inkerman42 at gmail.com
Sat Mar 6 10:56:20 UTC 2010

Sandro Tosi <morph at debian.org>:

> Yes, that's intended (I'm going to clarify this in the documentation).
> The problem is, sometimes is handy to be able to add a mail header in
> the "pseudo-header" section, and have it moved to mail header when
> sending the report. For example X-Debbugs-CC.

This is no longer useful, since X-Debbugs-* can be used as
pseudo-headers, nowadays.

> If I have to leave all those files in the pseudoheader section without
> moving them, then there would be a kind-of regression. So, I decided
> to force those p.h. to be left in the p.h. section only if specified
> on the command-line, and keep doing the same filtering (if the field
> is recorded in the p.h. list of headers) and move the other fields to
> mail headers if specified in the mail text.

But Forwarded: _is_ a legitimate pseudo-header.

At the same time, the Forwarded: mail header:

* had never been official
* had been obsoleted 30 years ago
* had never been intended to be inserted by humans

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