how to request a package update?

Colin Watson cjwatson at
Mon Apr 24 13:58:21 BST 2006

On Mon, Apr 24, 2006 at 09:25:04AM -0300, Alexandre Strube wrote:
> If the package is in main, the only way to have it updated is between
> releases. If the new release cycle is in the beginning, just ask for the
> maintainer (it will probably be sync'ed from Debian anyway). It's not
> the case now. Today, you have to ask for a exception in the Ubuntu
> Version Freeze (uvf).

"Upstream Version Freeze"

> Oh, the new release must be in Debian.

Not universally true.

> If the package is in Universe and Multiverse repositories, the process
> is easier, there's no need to ask for exception,

You still need a freeze exception; see for the process.

> and the package can even add new features.

... sometimes. Again, it's a case-by-case decision.

Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at]

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