I imagine if I want a package updated in an LTS, such as 12.04, it has be for a very good reason. The actual package I am interested in is picolisp:
It has a (probably also affecting security!) bug which is fixed in picolisp upstream. How should the bug be filed to get attention for not only 12.10 but also 12.04?
Should the fix be a minimal patch to only fix the crash and security issue, or should the fix be an outright upgrade to picolisp latest upstream?
I have read the bug report FAQ but could only find very general advice on how to file bug reports, more aimed at and users than people with knowledge about the actual packages.