Why doesn't mawk get updated to 1.3.4 from upstream?

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

It will come down in time. What is the output of:

lsb_release -a; uname -a


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Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said :

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

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Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said :

You have to be aware that Ubuntu is taking over packages from Debian (to avoid double packaging work), and far as I can see also Debian has only version 1.3.3.
First step to bring 1.3.4 into Ubuntu is creating a bug report in the Debian bug tracker, that they upgrade their package. Ubuntu will then follow.

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