glibmm2.4: please supply updated upstream release for Vivid

Asked by A. Eibach on 2015-02-11

* This is NOT a real bug report. *

It is just to mention that even (!) for Vivid the current release of libglibmm is still 2.43.2 (exactly 2.43.2-0ubuntu1~vivid1).
This is from last year's Q4, mind you.

Unfortunately, you're skipping an essential bug fix that way:
https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=743466

Without this fix, gparted cannot work. As I need this tool a lot, I compiled my own glibmm and moved out the currently official one (risking to break something in my system).
That's why this package should really get an upgrade.

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2015-02-13

I suggest you report a bug

A. Eibach (andi3) said : #2

OK, but how? And for which project?
I'd need a more detailed explanation / guide than this short jotted-down phrase...

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #3

For the Ubuntu glibmm2.4 package of course, https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/glibmm2.4/+filebug
Isn't that self-evident?

A. Eibach (andi3) said : #4

Well, to you it may have been, but I thought that filing a bug there might alert the glibmm2.4 *developers*. However they need not be bothered, because the correct source is there; it simply has to be 'revamped' into an updated package.

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #5

The chain of responsibilities is a bit more complicated:

The original glibmm source comes from gnome, and it is packaged into a .deb installer package by Debian. Ubuntu takes over the packages from Debian and modifies them if required.

You can start at Ubuntu's end with the bug report, and this will trigger the person(s) responsible for packaging the program for Ubuntu, and will not bother the original developers on gnome.

It might be a good idea to also raise a bug in Debian's bug reporting tool, because (as far as I can see) Debian also is missing the patch that was mentioned by you, see https://packages.debian.org/source/glibmm2.4

(seems to me that for glibmm2.4 the responsible person in Debian and in Ubuntu is identical)

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