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

On Sat, Jul 05, 2003 at 01:02:13PM +0200, Marc Haber wrote:
> On Sat, 05 Jul 2003 10:14:10 +0200, Thomas Viehmann <tv@beamnet.de>
> wrote:
> >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

Why can't you include a download script in the existing anti-virus
package that this is supposed to be useful to?  Why is saying "want the
test data?  Run 'apt-get install eicar-installer'" better than saying
"want the test data?  Run 'wget http://eicar.com/...' or "run

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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