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.


  • Possible duplicate askubuntu.com/questions/5121/how-do-i-report-a-bug
    – Mitch
    May 30, 2012 at 9:27
  • I don't think so. I can not find any answer there, and I did read that page first. @Mitch May 30, 2012 at 10:31
  • Sorry, that did not help :(
    – Mitch
    May 30, 2012 at 10:34
  • Have you tried the standard command 'ubuntu-bug picolisp'? You can explain your point of view in the bug report. And there are package updates even on an LTS release especially if it's a security problem.
    – devius
    May 30, 2012 at 11:46
  • Apparently I need a sponsor for the bug... @devius, yes I tried that command. I don't need to submit a stack trace or anything, we know what the problem is and it's patched in later versions of picolisp. May 30, 2012 at 12:21

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I think this page solves my problem, specifically steps 1-6 under "Procedures".

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