Marc Haber wrote: > Because it makes debugging anti-virus software harder, and forces > maintainers of anti-virus packages to have their own means of > obtaining eicar.com for testing purposes Debugging anti-virus software should be done by the maintainers thereof. Why would a user need this? > Saying a package is "silly" is a valid rejection reason in your > opinion? Another reason is that a package depending on and > recommending eicar-testfile would have to go into contrib. Yes, right, > but there is Suggests: which allows a package suggesting > eicar-testfile to stay in main. Having an installer just because some organization is too lazy to provide a license with a 68 bytes is plainly wrong (since eicar seems to be located in Germany it might even be questionable whether they can claim copyright for something of that size - but then they just could put it into the public domain). > Well, _I_ find it impolite to say work that has been done by a > volunteer is "silly". Actually, I find it discouraging to do any more > future work for Debian What did you want to package next? An installer that has a debconf prompt for asking whether eicar.com, eicar.com.txt, eicar_com.zip, or eicarcom2.zip should be downloaded? Seriously, you're more substantial contributions have been accepted haven't they? And that in spite of the fact that not having a legal name in deamon's copyright file is questionable. And the package in question is just about the silliest package I've ever seen (aside from those announced April 1st). Cheers T.
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