Re: Updating scanners and filters in Debian stable (3.1)
Martin Michlmayr wrote:
> Updating a package always has the chance of breaking something. Some
> security updates have broken someone's machines. Is that a reason for
> stopping to make security updates? No, of course not. There is
> always a compromise between possibly breaking something and the gain
> users will get. When a virus scanner is completely out of date, the
> gain of putting in a new and updated version is surely bigger than the
> possible breakage it may cause.
You forgot that we usually can roll out a security update at any time.
But we cannot roll out a stable update at any time. Guess why there
haven't been a stable update for month_s_ now. It's not that I'm not
working on it...
In other words, if it breaks, it's likely to break for half a year or
a year or something - or forever.
It's practically impossible to look at a penguin and feel angry.
Please always Cc to me when replying to me on the lists.