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

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

> Except that those private repositories and backports have no policy
> and no maintenance. My proposal is to create a policy for a
> repository with maintenance, security updates which introduces new
> packages and provides new functionality on outdated or useless
> packages from stable, and is built against stable.

So all of that could be done on backports but the very first.  WHY do
we want "security updates which ... provide[] new functionality"?
What about that is a "security update"?

Suppose a nifty new emacs feature is developed; why should that new
functionality be excluded from this repository you are speaking of,
merely because it isn't a security update?

In other words, it sounds like the whole virus-scanner bit is a red
herring, and what you actually want is just a repository that doesn't
have the stability restrictions that Debian normally has.  Maybe
that's a good idea, but it needs to be argued for by something other
than "oooh, virus scanners!"

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