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Re: virus alert on gcc-3.0.tar.gz


On Wed, Oct 24, 2001 at 02:18:33PM -0400, David Edelsohn wrote:
> 	This is a known false positive warning.  McAfee misinterprets some
> of the bits produced by the Gzip compression algorithm as matching a virus
> signature. 

For future releases, we should scan the tarball ourselves, and if a
false positive occurs, just recompress the tarball with a higher or lower
compression setting.  Repeat until the false positive goes away.

Opinions?

Phil

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