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Re: Accepted grep 2.5.1.ds2-1 (source i386 sparc)

On Tue, Sep 27, 2005 at 11:53:41PM +0200, Nicolas François wrote:
>On Tue, Sep 27, 2005 at 11:12:07AM +1000, Aníbal Monsalve Salazar wrote:
>>On Mon, Sep 26, 2005 at 08:04:24PM +0200, Adeodato Simó wrote:
>>>* Anibal Monsalve Salazar [Mon, 26 Sep 2005 05:47:06 -0700]:
>>>>   * Removed 64-egf-speedup.patch, 65-dfa-optional.patch,
>>>>     66-match_icase.patch and 67-w.patch from debian/patches,
>>>>     closes: #329876.
>>>  Those patches fixed a bug (and two merged) that had been opened for 2
>>>  and a half years. I think it'd be useful if you tried to contact the
>>>  authors of the patches, and try to fix them instead of removing them?
>>Sure, the grep maintainers decided to pull them out and will go
>>trough the patches again.
>I wondered if I introduced this issue while porting the Fedora patches to
>Debian, so I tried Fedora's grep...which has the same issue.
>You can reproduce it with this simple command:
>echo foobar | grep -Fw ""
>This was introduced by the patch I named '64-egf-speedup.patch'
>You can fix it by changing the 'while (1)' by 'while (len)' (or by
>embedding this while loop in a 'if (len){...}', I don't know if there is a
>real difference, and what is the best way).
>Tim Waugh, who wrote the original patches, may have a better understanding
>of the grep's code.
>The testsuite still pass with this patch.
>BTW, I don't know if you received a mail I sent to grep@packages.debian.org,
>which indicated that the additional patches (which I submitted because
>they helped passing the testsuite) were fixing: #209194 #218873 #226397

I received it, thanks. I'll close the bugs.

>If you plan to re-introduce these patches, please tell me. While checking
>for this issue (#329876), I've seen that there was one issue fixed in a
>Fedora update, related to this patch:
>I can update 64-egf-speedup.patch if you want.

Yes, please. I would like to reapply 64-egf-speedup.patch
(and 6[567]-*.patch) and an updated version will be very much

>Kind Regards,


Aníbal Monsalve Salazar
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