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Re: [SRM] clamav 0.94.x EOL

On Thu, Oct 08, 2009 at 02:11:39PM +0200, Tomasz Papszun wrote:
> On Thu, 08 Oct 2009 at 13:09:02 +0200, Bastian Blank wrote:
> > On Thu, Oct 08, 2009 at 12:25:51PM +0200, Tomasz Papszun wrote:
> > > Sorry, it may seem a little harsh,
> > Why?
> Well, from the Paul's message I had an impression he felt so :-).

Well, I remember the discussion before the release of Lenny, if clamav
can be part of a stable release at all. And the apprehension that clamav
upstream will kill that version completely before the security support
of this version ends got reality. So Paul have the right to sound harsh.

Please note that this decision may also affect the answer to the same
question for clamav and all related tools in a future stable release of

> > >                                    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.
> > And a _targeted_ fix is not possible?
> 0.94.x is no longer officially supported,

There are easier ways to discourage all the distributions with stable
releases to not include your software at all.

Anyway, this mail was enough to convince me that clamav can't be
released as part of a stable release.


The heart is not a logical organ.
		-- Dr. Janet Wallace, "The Deadly Years", stardate 3479.4

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