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Re: [SRM] clamav 0.94.x EOL

On Wed, 07 Oct 2009 at 14:47:21 +0800, Paul Wise wrote:
> Just in case the stable release managers what to do something about it
> and don't know about this yet, clamav upstream are taking some
> interesting measures to "encourage" people to upgrade from the now
> EOLed 0.94.x series. The mail isn't fully clear, but it seems that
> clamav 0.94.x will not work at all from April 15th 2010 and will not
> recieve signature updates from May 2010, so I guess removal from
> stable/oldstable is in order as well as an announcement of some sort
> (DSA perhaps?).
> http://lurker.clamav.net/message/20091006.143601.d27bbd20.en.html

Sorry, it may seem a little harsh, but the reason is that unless the 
majority of ClamAV users upgrade to >= 0.95.x, old freshclams will put 
an excessive load on ClamAV database mirrors and that will harm *all* 
of ClamAV users, not only the ones running old versions.

Best regards
 Tomasz Papszun                                     | And it's only
 tomek at lodz.tpsa.pl http://www.lodz.tpsa.pl/iso/ | ones and zeros.
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