mod_lua still missing in Trusty (14.04)

Asked by Tune on 2014-11-11

Could someone please explain the LTS release process?
Specifically, while there have been several small updates, mod_lua (5.1) is still missing from apache, even though a patch has been available since may 2014.
When will the patch be released?

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If you have a bug report, you don't need a question too.

Tune (tijn) said : #2

Well actually, the bug is clear and so is the patch. My question does not concern either bug or fix, but the release process.

I don't understand when it will be released into Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #3

Updates on packages for stable Ubuntu releases (especially LTS releases) are published only under specific circumstances.
See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/StableReleaseUpdates

What might be easier to achive is a backport of the utopic version to trusty, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuBackports

And as far as I can see, there are already some PPAs with updated versions available, click on "Other versions of 'apache2' in untrusted archives." at the end of the page https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/apache2 or directly here https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+ppas?name_filter=apache2

(Standard disclaimer about limited trustworthiness of PPAs applies.)

Tune (tijn) said : #4

Thanks for the pointers. This in fact answers my question.