A note about an unfixed old security issue in pcre was sent out on April 11:
As noted there, we should link any remaining packages that are still linked to old pcre to pcre2 instead. If anything still hasn't been ported, it should probably be dropped.
Assigning this gmlobally in the absence of one obvious packager.
We should first list the packages to rebuild/fix.
I know David Geiger has been doing a lot, however there are still some packages that require pcre (see Kodi).
I asked the Kodi devs, but they basically dismissed my request and asked for a PR. Since I'm no programmer, there is nothing I can do.
Remaining packages which still are linked to pcre1 and have no upstream fix for now are:
$ urpmq --whatrequires lib64pcre1
zsh update pushed to use pcre2 instead of pcre1.
(In reply to Stig-Ørjan Smelror from comment #5)
> zsh update pushed to use pcre2 instead of pcre1.
Too optimistic. zsh git master supports pcre2, not 5.9...
Anyway, zsh is now compiled without pcre support which may limit its features (for now).
> an unfixed old security issue
> Kodi devs, but they basically dismissed my request
> Remaining packages which still are linked to pcre1 and have no upstream fix
I think sometimes we just cant be better than everybody else and repair the whole world...
Can we drop this from blocker?
As long as we've addressed it to the extent we can for now. We'll need to mark it as a blocker again for Mageia 10.
OK the more we fix it the better,
but do not let it delay mga9 release.
Mageia 9 =>