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Re: Dueling symbols using PCRE emulation of POSIX ERE's

From: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer <bero@arklinux.org>
Date: Wed 14 Jan 2009 - 18:20:41 CET
Message-Id: <200901141720.42654.bero@arklinux.org>
On Wednesday 14 January 2009 15.54:19 Jeff Johnson wrote:
> A patch to external "system" PCRE cannot be assumed by rpm.
> Sure patch existence could be tested by AutoFu, and fail to build rpm
> if a PCRE patch is not applied to "system" PCRE, but that doesn't really
> help anything at all.

Checking for the patch in system PCRE, and if it isn't there, falling back to 
mandatory internal PCRE would help...

The PCRE fix seems to be widely in use, from what was posted on the list 
today, I gather at least

Debian and derivates

all have it.

Received on Wed Jan 14 18:20:15 2009
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