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


On Wed, Oct 24, 2001 at 03:19:31PM -0400, Phil Edwards wrote:
> 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?

Better, flame McAfee until they fix this.

-- 
Carlo Wood <carlo@alinoe.com>


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