Comment 9 for bug 485640

Harald Sitter (apachelogger) wrote :

Heads up for Karmic:
Currently it does not seem like we will be able to provide a stable release update (which would become automagically available via the regular updates) for karmic, since it appears more difficult to obtain a non-invasive patch for the issue at hand than we originally thought. So at least until we can provide an update (if at all), we backported 2.0.2 to the karmic-backports repository.

The backports are not activated by default. For information on what exactly backports are and what support looks like for them and what quality you can expect at the very least, please refer to [1]. This Ubuntu Help page also explains how to obtain one single package (which in this case would be kmess) and how to activate all of karmic-backports if desired.