apache-2.2.22_6 question

Olli Hauer ohauer at FreeBSD.org
Thu Aug 30 18:17:06 UTC 2012

On 2012-08-30 19:40, Jason Helfman wrote:
> Hi,
> I was wondering what implications there are of building apache-2.2.22_6
> against pcre version of 8.02?
> I believe a patch addressed a deprecated function of pcre, however at the
> moment I am unable to update a snapshotted portstree to a current
> version, or even move to a newer tree.
> I don't know if it would build with that patch, or without the patch, and if
> that would be good, or not, and what implications there may be as a result.
> Many Thanks!
> -jgh

Hi Jason,

exact, the bump and patch was done because pcre removed a (long) deprecated function.
pcre-8.02 will full support the patch because the new api was in this version already
the default.

file pcre-8.02/pcreposix.c (around line 265)
preg->re_nsub = pcre_info((const pcre *)preg->re_pcre, NULL, NULL);
return 0;

-preg->re_nsub = pcre_info((const pcre *)preg->re_pcre, NULL, NULL);
+pcre_fullinfo((const pcre *)preg->re_pcre, NULL,
+               PCRE_INFO_CAPTURECOUNT, &(preg->re_nsub));


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