The ssl related fixes in that are critical to network security.

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The upstream version of Python 2.7 in Ubuntu 14.04 will always be 2.7.6. However, the distribution version (8 in 2.7.6-8) will change. Instead of looking for Python 2.7.9, check the changelogs to see if the fixes have been backported. Since 2.7.9 will be part of Ubuntu 15.04, I'd expect an update around the time 14.04.2 releases, if ever. The corresponding Launchpad bug is as yet unassigned.


To avoid regressions, it has been decided that it won't be backported



It is still in progress,not abandoned and no date set. Check this for details

  • This does not provide an answer to the question. To critique or request clarification from an author, leave a comment below their post. - From Review
    – Pilot6
    Feb 23, 2016 at 9:48
  • In this case, the answer to "when?" is: "still in progress. not abandoned, no date set, details (and discussion) on the thread provided."
    – chaqke
    Feb 23, 2016 at 19:26
  • Since the same bug is linked in my answer from over a year ago, what's new in this answer?
    – muru
    Feb 24, 2016 at 9:39

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