2016-10-13 19:52 GMT+02:00 Robert Schwebel <r.schwe...@pengutronix.de>:
> 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 [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 :-)
>>
>> 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.

The docs say: "the internal version of PCRE that is patched to use
GLib for memory management and Unicode handling"


Guillermo Rodriguez Garcia
guille.rodrig...@gmail.com

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