Upgrade to the latest release 2.1.12

Bug #1588334 reported by Dashamir Hoxha on 2016-06-02
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Bug Description

This is not a bug but a request to upgrade the package to the latest release (2.1.12).
I am told that such upgrades on LTS can happen only by reporting a bug:
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnupg2/+question/294724

I know that LTS upgrades packages only when they have security fixes. However GnuPG is somehow a security related software, so I think that every new release is important.

The announcement here has a list of the fixed bugs since 2.1.11:
https://lists.gnupg.org/pipermail/gnupg-announce/2016q2/000387.html

It is true that 2.1.12 is not considered a stable release, but so is 2.1.11 too. For me, it does not make sense to include 2.1.11 in a LTS, but not to upgrade to 2.1.12 . If you had to stick to stable releases, then you should have kept the version 2.0, which is officially called "the stable version", and not move forward to 2.1.11. So, in my opinion, either you roll back to 2.0, or move forward to 2.1.12

Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) on 2016-06-05
tags: added: upgrade-software-version
Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) wrote :

The new version is available in Ubuntu 16.10 Beta:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnupg2/2.1.15-1ubuntu2

From my initial look, it doesn't look to me like 2.1.12 or higher releases qualify for a Stable Release Update. If you have specific bugs and/or specific patches you need for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, you're welcome to file bugs for those.

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/StableReleaseUpdates

Changed in gnupg2 (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
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