Ticket #1107 (closed task: fixed)

Opened 21 months ago

Last modified 7 months ago

Grep 3.0

Reported by: chris@… Owned by: clfs-commits@…
Priority: major Milestone: CLFS Standard 3.1.0
Component: BOOK Version: CLFS Standard GIT
Keywords: Cc: berzerkula@…, jonathan@…, chris@…, cross-lfs@…

Description (last modified by kb0iic) (diff)

New Version

Download:  http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/grep/grep-3.0.tar.xz

* Noteworthy changes in release 2.23 (2016-02-04) [stable]

** Bug fixes

  Binary files are now less likely to generate diagnostics and more
  likely to yield text matches.  grep now reports "Binary file FOO
  matches" and suppresses further output instead of outputting a line
  containing an encoding error; hence grep can now report matching text
  before a later binary match.  Formerly, grep reported FOO to be
  binary when it found an encoding error in FOO before generating
  output for FOO, which meant it never reported both matching text and
  matching binary data; this was less useful for searching text
  containing encoding errors in non-matching lines.
  [bug introduced in grep-2.21]

  grep -c no longer stops counting when finding binary data.
  [bug introduced in grep-2.21]

  grep no longer outputs encoding errors in unibyte locales.
  For example, if the byte '\x81' is not a valid character in a
  unibyte locale, grep treats the byte as binary data.
  [bug introduced in grep-2.21]

  grep -oP is no longer susceptible to an infinite loop when processing
  invalid UTF8 just before a match.
  [bug introduced in grep-2.22]

  --exclude and related options are now matched against trailing
  parts of command-line arguments, not against the entire arguments.
  This partly reverts the --exclude-related change in 2.22.
  [bug introduced in grep-2.22]

  --line-buffer is no longer ineffective when combined with -l.
  [bug introduced in grep-2.5]

  -xw is now equivalent to -x more consistently, with -P and with backrefs.
  [bug only partially fixed in grep-2.19]

For 3.0

NEWS

* Noteworthy changes in release 3.0 (2017-02-09) [stable]

** Bug fixes

  grep without -F no longer goes awry when given two or more patterns
  that contain no special characters other than '\' and also contain a
  subpattern like '\.' that escapes a character to make it ordinary.
  [bug introduced in grep 2.28]

  grep no longer fails to build on PCRE versions before 8.20.
  [bug introduced in grep 2.28]

Change History

comment:1 Changed 21 months ago by chris@…

The change to recognition of binary files causes problems with some packages. I know there is still a thread about this on the LFS mailing lists, and I've also had a problem with Cracklib due to this. I suggest not upgrading Grep until we can determine how to deal with the change in behavior.

comment:2 Changed 19 months ago by chris@…

Grep is now at version 2.25.

* Noteworthy changes in release 2.25 (2016-04-21) [stable]

** Bug fixes

  In the C or POSIX locale, grep now treats all bytes as valid
  characters even if the C runtime library says otherwise.  The
  revised behavior is more compatible with the original intent of
  POSIX, and the next release of POSIX will likely make this official.
  [bug introduced in grep-2.23]

  grep -Pz no longer mistakenly diagnoses patterns like [^a] that use
  negated character classes. [bug introduced in grep-2.24]

  grep -oz now uses null bytes, not newlines, to terminate output lines.
  [bug introduced in grep-2.5]

** Improvements

  grep now outputs details more consistently when reporting a write error.
  E.g., "grep: write error: No space left on device" rather than just
  "grep: write error".


* Noteworthy changes in release 2.24 (2016-03-10) [stable]

** Bug fixes

  grep -z would match strings it should not.  To trigger the bug, you'd
  have to use a regular expression including an anchor (^ or $) and a
  feature like a range or a backreference, causing grep to forego its DFA
  matcher and resort to using re_search.  With a multibyte locale, that
  matcher could mistakenly match a string containing a newline.
  For example, this command:
    printf 'a\nb\0' | LC_ALL=en_US.utf-8 grep -z '^[a-b]*b'
  would mistakenly match and print all four input bytes.  After the fix,
  there is no match, as expected.
  [bug introduced in grep-2.7]

  grep -Pz now diagnoses attempts to use patterns containing ^ and $,
  instead of mishandling these patterns.  This problem seems to be
  inherent to the PCRE API; removing this limitation is on PCRE's
  maint/README wish list.  Patterns can continue to match literal ^
  and $ by escaping them with \ (now needed even inside [...]).
  [bug introduced in grep-2.5]

comment:3 Changed 17 months ago by kb0iic

I built with an ARM CLFS test build. Didn't have issues based on current CLFS build.

comment:4 Changed 7 months ago by kb0iic

  • Description modified (diff)
  • Version set to CLFS Standard GIT
  • Summary changed from Grep 2.23 to Grep 3.0
  • Milestone set to CLFS Standard 3.1.0

comment:5 Changed 7 months ago by kb0iic

  • Description modified (diff)

comment:6 Changed 7 months ago by kb0iic

Check for possible segfault in gnulib. May be fixed in 3.0.

comment:7 Changed 7 months ago by kb0iic

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed
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