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From: Mike Frysinger <vapier@g.o>
Subject: Re: Suggestion to drop "pcre" from default enabled USE flags in profiles
Date: Wed, 6 Jun 2012 14:53:30 -0400
On Wednesday 06 June 2012 14:06:47 Pacho Ramos wrote:
> 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

there are plenty of core tools that can be broken by other packages forcing 
broken behavior like library downgrades.  and FEATURES=preserve-libs would 
gracefully handle this.

off the top of my head, lib dependencies that can bring a system down:
 - bash links against ncurses & readline
 - sed links against acl
 - coreutils links against acl/libcap/selinux/gmp
 - grep links against pcre
(with at least USE=acl being a profile default)

so highlighting the grep/pcre dep doesn't seem like it accomplishes much
-mike
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