I have been using Ubuntu 11.10 now for quite a while but had been running i386 and recently decided to try out 11.10 on x86_64 and shortly after I did a fresh install I moved quickly (apt-get install boinc-client) to install boinc so I can continue contributing to the World Community Grid.
I was disappointed when I countered a bug that did not exist with the i386 boinc-client package but was present in x86_64 package so I filed a bug report and immediately set off to confirm the validity of the bug by testing it on other x86_64 installs. Come to find out the bug was valid and I’m happy to hear today that a patch was release upstream and is now available in the Ubuntu packages.
I think it is important for all Ubuntu users to not only report bugs but stay in the loop and push for a fix because likely others are facing the same bug and could benefit from a patch and sometimes Upstream can be quick at handling bugs.
Remember also that the Ubuntu BugSquad is always looking for a few good men and women to help triage and handle bugs and notably according to the Ubuntu Community Survey results that Jono Bacon recently released it would seem the BugSquad could always use a lending hand!