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Ubuntu's policy on this is described on the Stable Release Updates page in the Wiki. These policies are all driven by the (perfectly reasonable) fear of introducing regressions and causing inconvenience to existing users for bugs which didn't otherwise affect them. If bind9 is updated in a stable release and production servers fail or unacceptably change ...


In almost all circumstances, a paper cut fix will not be backported. Only paper cuts with a high importance will be submitted, and even then it's not guaranteed to be approved. All Stable Release Updates are approved with caution. Full details about what they are and how they work can be found here, but the passage of importance is this: Stable release ...

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