What to do to get a fix in 8.04?

Sam Tygier samtygier at yahoo.co.uk
Tue Nov 4 19:05:00 UTC 2008

Matthew East wrote:
> Hi Rolf,
> On Thu, Oct 30, 2008 at 11:45 AM, Rolf Kutz <rk at vzsze.de> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> 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

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.

then make a debdiff

the people in #ubuntu-motu are helpful

sam tygier

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