This question is with reference to this bounty question:
As the OP has indicated, this is technically a bug - there is a launchpad bug-report, confirmation that it is a bug and in this case it looks like a possible workaround by moving to Quantal.
The question itself refers to Ubuntu 12.04 where the bug-applies.
Moderators nor senior community members cannot close and mark this question as off-topic since it has a bounty on it.
Moderators can refund the bounty and then close if required.
As a general policy, how does the Ask Ubuntu community wish to deal with this and similar situations in the future. Should these "bounty-bug" questions remain open? Maybe leave open until the question is resolved or bounty period expires?
How should we deal with this situation?