How to push a security update to Xenial and Zesty

Robie Basak robie.basak at
Mon Dec 19 09:11:00 UTC 2016

On Mon, Dec 19, 2016 at 08:52:25PM +1300, Michael Hudson-Doyle wrote:
> Apologies for the terseness but are you looking for
> ?

That doesn't really apply for security. For security updates it's, and/or

Roman, thank you for volunteering to help! The short version is that you
prepare a debdiff for each update with the backported minimal fix, write
the changelog and pick the version number in a particular way (from the
UpdatePreparation documentation) and submit the proposed changes to the
security team for review and sponsoring. The wiki pages have more


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