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Re: Bug#350468: libpcre3: install libpcre.so* in /lib

On Jul 22, Mike Hommey <mh@glandium.org> wrote:

> Instead of moving libpcre and making it quasi-essential, why not
> slightly modify grep so that it can dlopen libpcre if present. Not
Since grep is already modular this would be very easy to implement by
moving the Pcompile() and Pexecute() functions in a separate file to be
OTOH, I'm still not sure that it would be worth the effort.

> everyone needs the -P option to grep. But then, there is the problem of
> scripts that would use the -P option when libpcre is not present :-/
Scripts using -P would need to depend on libcpre.


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