On Thu, Oct 13, 2016 at 03:22:25PM +0200, Guillermo Rodriguez Garcia wrote:
> According to the glib documentation [1] (emphasis mine):
> GRegex uses the PCRE library for regular expression matching. The
> default is to use the internal version of PCRE that is patched to use
> GLib for memory management and Unicode handling. If you prefer to use
> the system-supplied PCRE library you can pass the --with-pcre=system
> option to, *but it is not recommended*.
>  [1]: https://developer.gnome.org/glib/stable/glib-building.html
> I see that the glib package for ptxdist has a hardcoded
> --with-pcre=system option. Is there a reason for this?

Copying libraries into one's source code and using local versions is a
bad habbit for people who do not have full control over their system :-)

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