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Re: [opensuse] Spamassassin Dependency in kde?
  • From: Darryl Gregorash <raven@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 06 Dec 2006 14:18:02 -0600
  • Message-id: <4577257A.6020005@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On 2006-12-06 13:54, Adi Pircalabu wrote:
> John Andersen wrote:
>
>> extreemly late getting out updates to very time sensitive packages
>> such as SpamAssassin. These packages are a month old.
>>
>> Cpan at most 24 hours old.
>>
>
> 1. What is important for you may not be that important for others
>
Having the most recent virus definition files is not important?
> 2. Newer does not always mean better/safer/faster. It rather means untested.
>
Certainly not in the case of virus definition files.
>> A generic question: Why would it be so hard for a software updater
>> package to check for the existance of packages installed by other
>> means?
>>
>
> Why would you want this mix-up of package & source installed software?
> Especially, how can a vendor be able to offer support (a generic term
> for, let's say, software assurance)
> If a client requires a particular version of some software, so be it,
> you'll tailor the solution for them. But the stock version should always
> contain tested software.
>
I guess you don't care about your clients missing the occasional new
virus that is only caught in the virus definition update that was
released today.


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