[CentOS] Re: pm-utils - ATrpms updates a system package on the stable branch

Florin Andrei florin at andrei.myip.org
Tue Jul 8 19:06:27 UTC 2008

Axel Thimm wrote:
> Just to present an example from Fedora: clamav within Fedora was and
> is considered rather cumbersome packaged and many users turn to 3rd
> party repos to get clamav installed.

Actually, I stirred up a lot of muck not too long ago on a mailing list, 
exactly on this topic. The way they package clamav is less than useful 
for newbies and for those who just want to quickly enable a simple AV 
It does help those who need a complex, sophisticated, multi-component 
setup. But those are exactly the people who don't need a lot of help, so 
why target the package towards them?

To become package maintainers - those lacking common sense need not apply.

Florin Andrei


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