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From: Pacho Ramos <pacho@g.o>
Subject: Re: Suggestion to drop "pcre" from default enabled USE flags in profiles
Date: Wed, 06 Jun 2012 20:06:47 +0200
El mié, 06-06-2012 a las 13:23 -0400, Mike Frysinger escribió:
> On Wednesday 06 June 2012 04:26:11 Pacho Ramos wrote:
> > 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:
> >        -P, --perl-regexp
> >               Interpret PATTERN as a Perl regular expression.  This is
> > highly
> >               experimental and grep -P may warn of unimplemented
> > features.
> 
> the experimental aspect doesn't matter.  don't use -P and it isn't an issue.
> 
> personally, i don't care about pcre.
> -mike

The problem is that grep keeps linked against libpcre and it can cause
problems like pointed in referred bug report, and it's really risky as
people can have their portage completely broken for example when libpcre
is downgraded for some reason. That doesn't sound like a good *default*
behavior for me

Of course, other option would be to default to "-pcre" for grep only (by
default), but I don't know if we really want every package to have pcre
by default...

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