Comment 183 for bug 36812

Just to add something as a reply on comment #114:

Ubuntu has applied this patch already since 06 Jan 2011 all versions till nowadays, as you can see in the changelogs here:
Select "Ubuntu Changellog" and then search for "208_switch_on_release.diff".

Even after almost two years, there has been noone to file a bug report that this change breaks anything. I believe this is quite a good indication that Ilya's patch is already safe enough.