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

>>>>> "Thomas" == Thomas Bushnell BSG <tb@becket.net> writes:

    Thomas> And this means that the maintainer/whoever must do the
    Thomas> potentially hard work of backporting particular changes
    Thomas> and not others from upstream releases; merely including a
    Thomas> new upstream release is not good enough.

The tradeoff here, is that the maintainer/whoever in doing the
back-porting might make mistakes, causing unnoticed breakage, or not
port all security fixes (especially if code was rewritten upstream).
Brian May <bam@debian.org>

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