[arch-dev-public] [signoff] pcre 7.6-1

Eric Belanger belanger at ASTRO.UMontreal.CA
Sun Feb 3 22:44:18 EST 2008

On Sun, 3 Feb 2008, Jan de Groot wrote:

> On Sat, 2008-02-02 at 19:48 +0200, Roman Kyrylych wrote:
>> 2008/2/1, Eric Belanger <belanger at astro.umontreal.ca>:
>>> Hi,
>>> In testing for both arches. Please signoff.
>>> Regular update. Upstream changelog:
>>> The main reason for having this release so soon after 7.5 is because it
>>> fixes a potential buffer overflow problem in pcre_compile() when run in
>>> UTF-8 mode. In addition, the CMake configuration files have been brought
>>> up to date.
>> It seems there is a hidden (no .so bump) ABI breakage:
>> http://bugs.archlinux.org/task/9437#comment24335
> OK, bug fixed. I reverted the patch that causes 9437, it was a bugfix
> for windows anyways.
> I reported the problem upstream, and we'll see what it gets us. Either
> our 7.6 package will be incompatible with future pcre releases, or they
> will revert the patch in the next version also.
> For people who recompiled software to work with pcre 7.6-1: they should
> "downgrade" to the official versions, as pcre 7.6-2 is ABI compatible
> with older versions.
> signoff for x86_64 for 7.6-2.

Jan: Thanks for fixing it.

7.6-2 works here boths arches (I tested with gnome-system-monitor)

However, it might be better to keep it in testing for at least a couple of 
days just to be on the safe side.

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