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

Jesus Climent <jesus.climent@hispalinux.es> writes:

> Well, backporting the bayes which was introduced in 2.5x does not sound like
> something you want to do. I rather put 2.5x which is supported by upstream,
> not deprecated and has a bigger user-base and developer eyes on the code than
> 2.20. With all the bugs along.
> But again, that might be just me.

What you are saying should apply to any package in Debian; nothing
about it justifies the idea that virus scanners should be treated
specially.  The argument you give would apply to the latest emacs, or
gcc, or mozilla, or any other package whatsoever.

You can either argue from the particular properties of virus scanners
that they should be treated specially (but that would only apply to
the things that are special), or you can argue that we should change
the way we do stable for every package.

But what you are instead arguing is that virus scanners should be
exempted from the same rules as every other package, for things which
have nothing to do with the fact that they are virus scanners.


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