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From: "Paweł Hajdan
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Suggestion to drop "pcre" from default enabled USE flags in profiles
Date: Wed, 06 Jun 2012 08:39:16
Message-Id: 4FCF16E7.3030403@gentoo.org
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] Suggestion to drop "pcre" from default enabled USE flags in profiles by Pacho Ramos
On 6/6/12 10:26 AM, Pacho Ramos wrote:
> After reading: > https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=419795 > > I think that would be interesting to try to not get grep build with pcre > support by default, specially after reading "man grep" and seeing that > its support is tagged as experimental:
This is more a reason to mask USE=pcre for grep, rather than taking global action, where pcre may have different meaning or status for other packages.
> Also, at least of my systems there are only a few installed packages > with this USE flag and, then, I am unsure about real advantage of having > it enabled by default :-/
This is a possible reason for dropping it, but I'm not sure. What exactly uses it and why? Paweł

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