On Thu, Oct 13, 2016 at 04:10:12PM +0200, Guillermo Rodriguez Garcia wrote:
> 2016-10-13 15:34 GMT+02:00 Robert Schwebel <r.schwe...@pengutronix.de>:
> > On Thu, Oct 13, 2016 at 03:22:25PM +0200, Guillermo Rodriguez Garcia wrote:
> >> According to the glib documentation  (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*.
> >> : 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 :-)
> But that's a decision that is taken by the glib developers. I mean,
> wouldn't it be wise to use glib as they intend it to be used? They
> explicitly mention that the internal version has been patched, and
> that using the system-supplied PCRE is not recommended.
So someone probably needs to have a look at what they patched.
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