[arch-general] PCRE 8.34-1 Upgrade breaks expected regex behavior for MediaWiki
petebaldridge at gmail.com
Sun Dec 29 23:45:31 EST 2013
The most recent upgrade to pcre 8.34-1 seems to disallow group names
starting with a digit. A quote from the PCRE news.txt :
> "Perl no longer allows group names to start with digits, so I have made this
change also in PCRE."
I found this bug report on the mediawiki site that apparently has a
working patch though I'll probably just downgrade until the patch is
in the official package.
This breaks my MediaWiki install with the following error in the
>PHP Warning: preg_match(): Compilation failed: group name must start with a non-digit at offset 8 in /usr/share/webapps/mediawiki/includes/MagicWord.php on line 907
I'm not sure how Arch would handle this since it is an upstream bug.
If someone needs any other info let me know.
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