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Re: eicar.com installer in Debian, and pre-upload interface to ftpmaster

On Sat, 05 Jul 2003 10:14:10 +0200, Thomas Viehmann <tv@beamnet.de>
>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?

A local administrator could use that file to make sure that his
security measures are properly in place.

>Having an installer just because some organization is too lazy to provide a
>license with a 68 bytes is plainly wrong

These 68 bytes are very useful. So there should be a way to obtain
them. The Debian way

>> 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?

If you really want this to evolve into a pissing contest about who
does a better job in maintaining packages please compare our package
tracking pages before you begin.


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