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Bug 837986 - sys-libs/libselinux: consider dropping USE=pcre2
Summary: sys-libs/libselinux: consider dropping USE=pcre2
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: SE Linux Bugs
Keywords: PullRequest
Depends on: 855968
Blocks: 837980
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Reported: 2022-04-12 07:25 UTC by Sam James
Modified: 2022-12-05 01:39 UTC (History)
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Description Sam James archtester Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev Security 2022-04-12 07:25:11 UTC
Please consider making pcre2 mandatory as libpcre(1) is EOL.
Comment 1 Kenton Groombridge gentoo-dev 2022-05-18 20:18:16 UTC
SELinux userspace 3.4 is out with mcstrans ported to pcre2.
Comment 2 Larry the Git Cow gentoo-dev 2022-06-04 01:03:50 UTC
The bug has been referenced in the following commit(s):

commit a245b6b7b1c3ad557610262c28eadb3bbc2ed19a
Author:     Kenton Groombridge <>
AuthorDate: 2022-06-02 13:50:52 +0000
Commit:     Kenton Groombridge <>
CommitDate: 2022-06-04 01:02:53 +0000

    sys-libs/libselinux: make pcre2 unconditional
    Signed-off-by: Kenton Groombridge <>

 sys-libs/libselinux/libselinux-9999.ebuild | 19 +++++++++----------
 1 file changed, 9 insertions(+), 10 deletions(-)
Comment 3 Sam James archtester Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev Security 2022-12-05 01:39:32 UTC
Just needs cleanup now.