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This bug has had a solution proposed in comment 4 which involves the addition of a new package to the system. How would I bring this to the attention of the developers?

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you could try AU chat...there are some people there starting PPAs >.> –  hbdgaf Apr 10 '12 at 11:56
    
@jokerdino - Correct. Now should I delete the question like the other time or only close it and do a redirect for people that might find this question easier than looking for the original one. –  Luis Alvarado Apr 10 '12 at 13:21
    
Don't delete the question. Let's just close it as a dupe. :) –  jokerdino Apr 10 '12 at 13:24
    
Voted as dupe. ;) –  Luis Alvarado Apr 10 '12 at 14:37
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This page has information on how to request a new package.

To get a package into Ubuntu, please file a bug in Launchpad and make sure it has the tag needs-packaging. Please mention where to get the source for it and which license it is under. An example request is here. Make sure you check which packages have already been requested.

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Thanks a lot :) –  Chris Wilson Jan 21 '11 at 2:09
    
Sorry for revisiting such an old question, but is that the same process for requesting the inclusion of new packages on the CD, or is that something different? –  Chris Wilson Jun 10 '12 at 10:33
    
I think it's different for that, might be worth asking that as a a separate question. –  Jorge Castro Jun 11 '12 at 0:33
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You will have to first file a RFP (Request For Packaging) bug in Debian against wnpp (Work-Needing and Prospective Packages) :

Work-Needing and Prospective Packages, WNPP for short, is a list of packages in need of new maintainers and prospective packages in Debian. In order to closely track the real status of such things, WNPP is currently operated as a pseudo-package in the Debian Bug Tracking System (BTS).

Once the package is bought in to Debian sid, you will need to sync it from Debian into the Ubuntu repositories. This can be done by using the requestsync tool : requestsync -d sid --lp <packagename> precise (where precise can be replaced by a Ubuntu Distro which is yet to be released)

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I have to say that is a very good answer. Can you add some links to where I can check for more info about this and learn from there please. Thank you. –  Luis Alvarado Mar 29 '12 at 3:37
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