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

On Sat, Jul 22, 2006 at 12:27:16PM +0200, Marco d'Itri <md@Linux.IT> wrote:
> 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
> dlopen'ed.
> 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.

But packages including such scripts and not depending on libpcre would
be difficult to find...


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