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Re: Bug in Expr 2.0.12 - .* too greedy

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: Bug in Expr 2.0.12 - .* too greedy
Date: Fri, 08 Nov 2002 22:52:33 +0100

> address@hidden coreutils-4.5.3]$ src/expr 'abc
> xxxxx
> def' : 'abc
>  > .*
>  > def'
> 0
> RedHat is blaming glibc version 2.2.93.  What version of glibc do you
> have installed?
> I ask because I'm trying to figure out if this is worth the hassle of
> upgrading glibc without RedHat's help or if I should be reporting this
> problem to the glibc mailing list.

It works for me with both glibc-2.2.5 and glibc-2.3.1.

If your problem is due to libc having a broken version of regex,
you might be able to get a working version by building
the coreutils with `./configure --with-included-regex'.

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