do you plan to backport to 20.04

Asked by Christopher J. Ruwe


first, thank you for packaging `podman` for use in Ubuntu.

Do you plan to backport the package to the latest LTS release? We just found out that even if named ":stable", the packages built by kubic at opensuse are anything but.

Thanks for your attention, cheers!

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

If you report a bug and the bug and security fixes are significant then the package will be updated sooner rather than later.

Ubuntu is not a rolling release distribution and packages can be left un-updated in favour of stability. This is especially true in the LTS releases.

You can start the process by running:

ubuntu-bug podman

To start the process.

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Christopher J. Ruwe (cruwe) said :


thanks for your kind explanation.

The issue here is, however, not that a bug in podman remains unfixed in 20.04, it is that podman is not present in 20.04.

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Best Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said :

see for the process of backporting the newest version that is available in the development version of Ubuntu to an older release.

Just a short glimpse at the dependencies of podman version 2.0.6+dfsg1-1ubuntu1 in groovy shows that some of them currently cannot be met on focal, this means that some additional packages would have to be backported first.

I do not believe that this will happen soon.

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Christopher J. Ruwe (cruwe) said :

Hi Manfred,

thanks for your effort and your answer. I certainly hoped for a different prognosis, but I can now better estimate the position I am in.


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Christopher J. Ruwe (cruwe) said :

Thanks Manfred Hampl, that solved my question.