Getting Xenial libsodium updated

Asked by Pin Developer on 2019-04-03

I note the Xenial libsodium is a little older than the version available on new Ubuntu releases. Will this get updated or can I assist in updating it?

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Manfred Hampl
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Pin Developer (pinpayments) said : #1

I note that a newer debian version is available

https://packages.debian.org/sid/libsodium-dev

Pin Developer (pinpayments) said : #2

Looking at the branches for this library the update seems close at hand.

https://code.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libsodium

What does one have to do to move it along? Submit a merge request from once of the branches containing the desired version to one of the Xenial branches?

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #3

Manfred Hampl suggests this article as an answer to your question:
FAQ #3037: “no rolling release”.

Best Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #4

If you see the need that libsodium in Ubuntu xenial gets updated to a newer version, then please create a bug report to request a SRU or backport (see the Details in the FAQ in my previous comment).

Pin Developer (pinpayments) said : #5

Thanks Manfred Hampl, that solved my question.