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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 1) is there any point in deploying a virus scanner with outdated 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.
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