What to do to get a fix in 8.04?

Sam Tygier samtygier at yahoo.co.uk
Mon Dec 1 14:09:54 GMT 2008

Rolf Kutz wrote:
> Hello Sam,
> I was abroad hence the late reply.
> On 04/11/08 19:05 +0000, Sam Tygier wrote:
>> Matthew East wrote:
>>> On Thu, Oct 30, 2008 at 11:45 AM, Rolf Kutz <rk at vzsze.de> wrote:
>>>> Bug #203016 has been open for more than half a
>>>> year and it's mayor annoyance. There is a patch
>>>> for it since month, too. What is neccessary to get
>>>> the fix released to Hardy Heron 8.04 LTS?
>>> The necessary steps are outlined here:
>>> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/StableReleaseUpdates
>>> This page may also be relevant: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SponsorshipProcess
>> I can recommend this. even if you dont think of yourself as an ubuntu developer. i have done it for a few bugs
>> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gimp/+bug/98851
>> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/totem/+bug/217301
>> If you are able to find the patch (from upstream's SVN or something posted on a blog), patch the source code, and compile it into something that works, then you are easily skillful enough.
>> you should read a bit about packaging.
>> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PackagingGuide
>> then make a debdiff
>> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PackagingGuide/Recipes/Debdiff
>> the people in #ubuntu-motu are helpful
> There has been a patch and a package already, that
> has been reported to work. Do I need to package it
> again?
> regards, Rolf

The patch attached just adds the 2 lines to fix the issue.

A more full patch should also update the changelog, and use the package's existing patch mechanism to apply the patch.

have a chat in #ubuntu-motu on irc, as they will know better than me.


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