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Re: RFA: always default to using the libiberty regex
- From: Daniel Jacobowitz <drow at mvista dot com>
- To: gdb-patches at sources dot redhat dot com
- Date: Mon, 27 Jan 2003 22:33:59 -0500
- Subject: Re: RFA: always default to using the libiberty regex
- References: <1043715417.1134.7.camel@Dragon>
On Mon, Jan 27, 2003 at 04:56:56PM -0800, Martin M. Hunt wrote:
> This patch deletes the configure code to check the OS implementation of
> regex and default to that. The default will now always be the builtin.
> 2003-01-27 Martin M. Hunt <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> * configure.in: Revert check for system regex. Use builtin regex by
> * configure: Rebuilt.
I'm still not convinced this is a good idea.
Context: it's a bug in the system's GNU C library, and should be fixed
as such. All the rest of us who have a version of glibc which has this
issue addressed don't have a problem, and I don't really want to carry
around yet another statically linked copy of regex if I don't need to.
Since it doesn't manifest on my system, I suspect it is fixed in glibc
2.3.1; it's another piece of fallout from Red Hat's choice of using the
brand-new barely-tested glibc 2.2.93 for their desktop product.
What about getting a better range of affected glibc versions and
conditioning the test on those? Do you think that would work?
[Oh, and please don't post the diffs to "configure" to the mailing
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