to pick up the fix for ARIES-861 on karaf 2.2.x branch
http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?rev=1357112&view=rev for 2.2.x branch
http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?rev=1357121&view=rev for 2.3.x branch
No, you are right, the other Jira is to upgrade on trunk (for Karaf 3.0), not on 2.2.x.
But I searched the karaf jira but can't find the jira you mentioned, I may miss something so if you found it you can link that jira to this one.
AFAIR I already created a Jira for that, but it's not a big deal, go for it in this one