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[ANNOUNCEMENT] updated PCRE packages available for download

New News:
Version 4.3-1 of the PCRE packages is now available for download.
This corresponds to the latest official PCRE release.

To update your installation:
Run the Setup utility from and pick up the 
proper packages.

Problem reports:
Please send reports of any problems related to these packages to and *do not* mail me personally. I moniter the list on a 
regular basis.

Old News:
The PCRE library is a set of functions that implement regular expression
pattern matching using the same syntax and semantics as Perl 5. PCRE has
its own native API, as well as a set of wrapper functions that correspond
to the POSIX regular expression API. The PCRE library is free, even for
building commercial software.

have a look at for details

Port Notes:
----- version 4.3-1 -----
The same patches as applied to version 4.2-2 were applied to this version.

----- version 4.2-2 -----
A slight modification was made to the packaging script to kill a bug 
that had Asnuck into the tarballs

----- version 4.2-1 -----
The patch I made earlier, which got into the canonical PCRE, worked around
using Libtool on Cygwin without there being any need to do so, as Gerrit
P.  Haase kindly pointed out. With his patch and one by Charles Wilson,
the Cygwin build procedure is just like any *NIX - due thanks go to the
both of them.

----- versions prior to 4.2-1 -----
Anything prior to 4.2-1 was maintained by Corinna Vinschen - any notes on
those versions are available in the mail archives.


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