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

also sprach Thomas Bushnell BSG <tb@becket.net> [2004.10.06.2133 +0200]:
> I think (1) is true, and I think both (A) and (B) are true.  I am
> not sure about (2), but I do understand why people are arguing for
> it.  If they are correct, then it seems to me that the security
> archive is already an excellent place for the updates.

I think the problem is not so much whether s.d.o is the right place,
but rather whether anti-virus stuff can go in there. Security fixes
are backported to ensure no new features trickle in and to minimise
changes. With AV software and the like, this may not be possible.
Who knows what kind of viruses require what kind of steps to be
taken to detect them.

With regular software, security patches are exceptional. With AV
software (and the likes), they are expected. That's the difference.

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