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

This one time, at band camp, Thomas Bushnell BSG said:
> Stephen Gran <sgran@debian.org> writes:
> > This is exactly the problem.  I don't think that most people actually
> > think it would be better to release either no AV/spam/whatever software
> > or useless software.  I am getting the impression that people don't want
> > to disrupt the stability of the rest of the archive in order to provide
> > useful tools that must evolve rapidly, and this is difficult to resolve.
> You are incorrect.  You can certainly provide the useful tools, but
> you need to do the evolution in concert with the security team
> following its normal procedures.

I am under the impression that 'normal procedures' does not involve
updating the application to catch new threats.  If I'm wrong, then there
is no need for this entire thread.

Look, I don't want to drag this out.  I am hoping for a straight forward
'yes, it will be OK to upload new versions to catch new threats' or 'no, 
stable is stable' type response.  If it's the latter, I don't see that
programs like clam or spamassassin (or IDS's, etc) belong in stable,
since they become outdated so quickly, and I'll file a bug to remove
clam from sarge.
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