[Pkg-clamav-devel] The future of clamav wrt. stable/volatile

Stephen Gran sgran at debian.org
Thu Jan 29 19:01:38 UTC 2009

This one time, at band camp, Philipp Kern said:
> On Wed, Jan 28, 2009 at 05:50:19PM -0500, Scott Kitterman wrote:
> > I maintain klamav.  As I understand it, DM's don't have upload rights to 
> > volatile.  I don't really have time to deal with sponsorship hassles 
> > currently, so I'd probably orphan the package.
> So clamav is not sufficently modular to separate the library and the scan
> engines?  Ho hum.

No, or at least not yet.  There are two basic issues that can't be
addressed with signature updates: support for new unpackers, and support
for new signature types.  I'm hoping once upstream gets support for all
of the more common unpackers, things will settle down a bit, since the
need to update signature types is less common.
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