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Re: [Secure-testing-team] Security support for volatile?



> This one time, at band camp, Michael Stone said:
> > On Mon, Feb 23, 2009 at 07:27:14PM +0100, Kurt Roeckx wrote:
> > >I think one the reason why clamav is in volatile is that the engine
> > >might need updating to detect new viruses.  Is that something you
> > >want to support in stable-security?
> > 
> > I think there's a couple of questions to answer:
> > 1) is there any point in deploying a virus scanner with outdated 
> > definitions?
> 
> Not in my opinion.
> 
> > 2) is volatile well known enough that everyone installing a virus 
> > scanner with debian is using the version in volatile?
> 
> Sadly, no.  We still get people using the version shipped in etch on 
> #clamav and the clamav-users list, although the numbers are going down
> over time.  I'm hoping that the lenny release will help, as volatile is
> more likely to end up in people's sources.list.

I'm right now in the process of preparing an upload of clamav 0.95rc1; as such,
the question is: where to upload to? unstable? volatile? Any of the other
queues?

Thanks,
Michael

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