updated PCRE packages available for download

Ronald Landheer-Cieslak ronald@landheer.com
Thu Jun 12 13:14:00 GMT 2003


New News:
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Version 4.2-2 of the PCRE packages is now available for download. This 
fixes a packaging bug that lead to four files appearing in the 
~\cygwin\usr\bin directory (in which ~ is the path leading up to your 
Cygwin installation) and thus not being available from the Cygwin 
environment itself (because /bin is mounted over it).

To update your installation:
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Run the Setup utility from http://cygwin.com/setup.exe and pick up the 
proper packages.

Problem reports:
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Please send reports of any problems related to these packages to 
cygwin@cygwin.com and *do not* mail me personally. I moniter the list on a 
regular basis.

Old News:
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The PCRE library is a set of functions that implement regular expression
pattern matching using the same syntax and semantics as Perl 5. PCRE has
its own native API, as well as a set of wrapper functions that correspond
to the POSIX regular expression API. The PCRE library is free, even for
building commercial software.

have a look at http://www.pcre.org for details

Port Notes:
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----- version 4.2-2 -----
A slight modification was made to the packaging script to kill a bug 
that had Asnuck into the tarballs

----- version 4.2-1 -----
The patch I made earlier, which got into the canonical PCRE, worked around
using Libtool on Cygwin without there being any need to do so, as Gerrit
P.  Haase kindly pointed out. With his patch and one by Charles Wilson,
the Cygwin build procedure is just like any *NIX - due thanks go to the
both of them.

----- versions prior to 4.2-1 -----
Anything prior to 4.2-1 was maintained by Corinna Vinschen - any notes on
those versions are available in the mail archives.

rlc



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