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

Scott Kitterman debian at kitterman.com
Sat Jan 31 15:21:03 UTC 2009

On Sat, 31 Jan 2009 12:56:43 +0100 Michael Tautschnig <mt at debian.org> wrote:
>> > 
>> > We had discussed this during the Security Team meeting in Essen: We 
>> > clamav shouldn't be included in stable; malware scan engines are a 
>> > moving target and it's pointless to backport changes since new 
>> > constantly require new scan engine features all the time. So moving it 
>> > volatile is the best solution for everyone.
>> Ehm, its not a solution for me to move dansguardian to volatile only. It
>> guess that counts for other applications that link against clamav too.
>Would you mind adding the rationale why this is not a solution for you? 
I'm not
>claiming that moving to volatile indeed is a solution, but getting some 
>insight would be nice.

One question I have (I have not dealt with volatile before) is about 
support for multiple releases.  Does it have separate pockets for stable 
and oldstable?

Scott K

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