Re: [pcre-dev] pcre-7.x issue

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Author: Christoph Mende
To: Craig Silverstein
CC: pcre-dev
Subject: Re: [pcre-dev] pcre-7.x issue
On Mon, 16 Jul 2007 11:04:29 -0700 (PDT)
csilvers@??? (Craig Silverstein) wrote:

> It shows the following commandline:
> } x86_64-pc-linux-gnu-gcc   -shared -o   pcre..o    -L/usr/lib64 /usr/lib64/libpcre.a -ldl -lnsl -lncurses -lm  -lc

> Is this really right?? pcre..o, with two dots?, rather than
> Compiling a shared-object library from a static library?
> I've never seen sutff like this before. It's certainly quite
> different from what I see on goobuntu. Is gentoo really so different?

Yes, that is right. It does the same with every object and also does it
if pcre is compiled with -fPIC.

> I think we're really going to need more information to track down
> what's going on here. It sounds like your patch was pretty simple.
> Can you unapply it, run make (or, better, make -k) and include the
> full output? Including your config.log file (from after you ran
> ./configure) might be helpful too.

The patch is pretty simple, see

And here are the logs:
build/config logs for patched and unpatched pcre 7.2 and build logs for
zsh compiling against patched and unpatched pcre 7.2