[Pkg-clamav-devel] Downgrading priority of clamav to "extra"?

Scott Kitterman debian at kitterman.com
Tue Jan 18 22:57:26 UTC 2011

"Michael Tautschnig" <mt at debian.org> wrote:

>> Hi all,
>> As per [1] I reviewed the current priority of clamav and its
>dependency and it
>> seems we are now relying on at least one package, libtommath, which
>is priority
>> extra only.
>> As clamav IMHO matches the definition "likely to be useful if you
>already know
>> what they are" I would opt for downgrading the priority of clamav
>instead of
>> asking libtommath maintainers to upgrade their priority. 
>> Do others agree with this suggestion or would you have objections?
>Sorry, forgot to add the link:
>[1] http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2011/01/msg00307.html
I think it's better to leave it optional since it's the primary (only?) anti-virus package in the archive. There are other optional packages that use libtomath that would benefit from it being made optional.

Scott K

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