[arch-dev-public] [signoff] grep-2.9-1

Dave Reisner d at falconindy.com
Sat Jun 25 12:49:34 EDT 2011

On Sat, Jun 25, 2011 at 10:24:52PM +1000, Allan McRae wrote:
> Upstream bugfix release:
>   grep no longer clobbers heap for an ERE like '(^| )*( |$)'
>   [bug introduced in grep-2.6]
>   grep is faster on regular expressions that match multibyte characters
>   in brackets (such as '[áéíóú]').
>   echo c|grep '[c]' would fail for any c in 0x80..0xff, with a uni-byte
>   encoding for which the byte-to-wide-char mapping is nontrivial.  For
>   example, the ISO-88591 locales are not affected, but ru_RU.KOI8-R is.
>   [bug introduced in grep-2.6]
>   grep -P no longer aborts when PCRE's backtracking limit is exceeded
>   Before, echo aaaaaaaaaaaaaab |grep -P '((a+)*)+$' would abort.  Now,
>   it diagnoses the problem and exits with status 2.
> Signoff both,
> Allan

Been using grep all morning without issue. Signoff x86_64.


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