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Ubuntu blocked by current security policy

I've been running Ubuntu 12.04.2 on my Lenovo IdeaPad P400 for the past few weeks and just got around to repair my Windows 8 boot. In order to access the LivCD, I had to boot in legacy mode. I ran ...
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What is Canonical's LTS support policy for EOL software?

I'm using PHP 5.3 and need to remain on PHP 5.3 for the foreseeable future. Please don't suggest upgrading -- for my setup, it's simply not possible at this stage. I'm currently evaluating which OS ...
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Is there a debian/ubuntu policy on softlinking things to another location in opt once they're installed?

Is there a debian/ubuntu policy on softlinking things to another location in opt once they're installed properly in usr/share or usr/lib? Here's a simple example: Packaging up dnsenum. It's a ...
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How will Qt 5.0 be packaged for Raring?

Note: as per the FAQ, "Issues with the next version of Ubuntu" may not be asked as questions here but in my opinion, this is not an issue but merely a question asking about policy. If you feel this ...
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Software Center doesn't ask for a password anymore [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: No programs or applications show up in dash So, out of the blue, software-center stopped asking me for a password. It just runs, and then turns grey. Works fine as ...
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Can I use the Ubuntu logo on t-shirts produced non-comercially? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to create Ubuntu Shirts ( Merchandise ) Is it permited to use(print) Ubuntu logo on a "Ubuntu users group" T-shirt which is not sold public but to the ...
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How to change/disable password complexity test when changing password?

I know that it is a "bad" idea, I know that it is not secure, I know. I searched the net for an answer and all I saw was whining that it's not good. But I like using Linux because it lets me make the ...
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What is the Policy for Updating grub-pc in LTS?

After having attempted an SRU request for a small patch to grub-pc for 10.04 LTS that fixes an issue that has left many people with unbootable servers nothing has been done for some time. The patch ...
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Is the Ubuntu policy manual out of date?

I just started reading the Ubuntu Architecture wiki which outlines the overall architecture of Ubuntu. Got to the section that discusses the Ubuntu Policy Manual and that it is derived from the Debian ...
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Is the Units Policy still being drafted or is it finalised?

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UnitsPolicy What I'm really getting at here is: should I be filing bugs against applications that do not conform? Or is this policy not fully accepted/approved yet?