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

* Francesco P. Lovergine (frankie@debian.org) wrote:
> 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.

Err, as the firefox maintainer, I would be very interested to see
that discussion. Was it recent and I just missed it? I did a quick
search at list.debian.org which turned up nothing. 

Eric Dorland <eric.dorland@mail.mcgill.ca>
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