Subject: CVS commit: pkgsrc/devel/pcre
To: None <>
From: Thomas Klausner <>
List: pkgsrc-changes
Date: 09/05/2005 15:56:53
Module Name:	pkgsrc
Committed By:	wiz
Date:		Mon Sep  5 15:56:53 UTC 2005

Modified Files:
	pkgsrc/devel/pcre: Makefile distinfo

Log Message:
Update to 6.3. Take maintainership.

Version 6.3 15-Aug-05

 1. The file did not have general read permission in the tarball.

 2. There were some problems when building without C++ support:

    (a) If C++ support was not built, "make install" and "make test" still
        tried to test it.

    (b) There were problems when the value of CXX was explicitly set. Some
        changes have been made to try to fix these, and ...

    (c) --disable-cpp can now be used to explicitly disable C++ support.

    (d) The use of @CPP_OBJ@ directly caused a blank line preceded by a
        backslash in a target when C++ was disabled. This confuses some
        versions of "make", apparently. Using an intermediate variable solves
        this. (Same for CPP_LOBJ.)

 3. $(LINK_FOR_BUILD) now includes $(CFLAGS_FOR_BUILD) and $(LINK)
    (non-Windows) now includes $(CFLAGS) because these flags are sometimes
    necessary on certain architectures.

 4. Added a setting of -export-symbols-regex to the link command to remove
    those symbols that are exported in the C sense, but actually are local
    within the library, and not documented. Their names all begin with
    "_pcre_". This is not a perfect job, because (a) we have to except some
    symbols that pcretest ("illegally") uses, and (b) the facility isn't always
    available (and never for static libraries). I have made a note to try to
    find a way round (a) in the future.

To generate a diff of this commit:
cvs rdiff -r1.24 -r1.25 pkgsrc/devel/pcre/Makefile
cvs rdiff -r1.13 -r1.14 pkgsrc/devel/pcre/distinfo

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