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Re: zgrep is broken + why is our grep GNU grep by default?

On Fri, May 13, 2016 at 01:25:56AM +0200, Timo Buhrmester wrote:
> There are probably other issues with it, I have stopped investigating
> as soon as I noticed that despite having what appears to be FreeBSD's
> grep in usr.bin/grep, which even supports being run as zgrep, we
> default to build our grep from external/gpl2/grep, i.e. GNU grep.

It's not the default because there are still bugs in it. From memory,
the context handling is still broken in some edge cases that breaks
things in pkgsrc. The performance question is secondary.


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