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

also sprach Andreas Barth <aba@not.so.argh.org> [2004.10.04.2336 +0200]:
> Frankly speaking, the question whether to include clamav or not in
> sarge is IMHO not a question whether volatile exists or not.
> Either clamav is stable enough to be part of a stable release or
> not.

I think you are missing the point.

clamav can be as stable as a rock but be completely useless... when
two months after Sarge's release, a new virus hits hard, and in
order to detect it, clamav needs libfoo, which is not in Debian.
What then? *Maybe* we could push a new clamav via security.d.o, but
what about libfoo?

If you ask me, having an outdated clamav is worse than having no
clamav. False security, anyone? Thus, if we don't find a proper
solution, I would vote for its removal.

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