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Re: Updating scanners and filters in Debian stable (3.1)

On Tue, Sep 14, 2004 at 02:10:17PM +0100, Martin Michlmayr wrote:
> * Martin Schulze <joey@infodrom.org> [2004-09-13 15:40]:
> > A while ago there was a discussion in which it was said that such
> > tools are rather useless (or even dangerous) if they don't get their
> > database updated in accordance with new viruses/security problems.
> > 
> > Some of these systems are hence not suitable for a stable Debian
> > release where updates will only be made for security problems and
> > very important bugfixes.
> Maybe we should just relax the stable update policy for such packages,
> and others which would benefit from regular updates (e.g. drivers).

Unfortunately this required also the maintainers do manage different 
package releases with different policies, one for stable and one 
for sid. So double efforts in many cases. This is an already seen
thread. See messages about "to release or not to release
mozilla-firefox, that's the problem" previously, and comments by 
secteam people about that.

Francesco P. Lovergine

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