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Re: Question about update of clamav



James Kosin wrote:
> b)  0.95 made significant changes to milter.  This may be the cause for
> the delay.  And there is no real threat for using 0.94.2 other than not
> being the latest release.

Judging from previous history, the clamav maintainer is extremely cautious
about potentially breaking existing installs and never pushes out any
version upgrade which bumps the soname and/or potentially breaks user
configuration. 0.95 does both. So I think clamav will never be updated in
Fedora 10. Fedora 11 already has 0.95. The only clamav updates issued after
upstream stops producing point releases for the old version are security
backports, usually by Thomas Hoger from the security team, and usually
late. The maintainer doesn't even bother fixing critical security bugs.

        Kevin Kofler


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