Monday, 26 November 2018

Re: time for pcre2 to be promoted to main?

Hi Jeremy,

One quick note below:

On Sun, Nov 25, 2018 at 3:21 PM Jeremy Bicha <> wrote:

> Since then, an increasing number of packages now support pcre2 and the
> burden of keeping pcre2 out of main is affecting more Ubuntu teams and
> developers. For instance, my understanding is that php7.3 (which will
> be released in about 2 weeks) requires pcre2.

Looking at php7.3 currently in Unstable, I believe you are right (and I miscommented in LP: #1636666, just fixed). PHP7.3 as of 7.3.0~beta2-2, with changelog entry "  * Remove dependency on pcre3 and add libpcre2-dev to phpX.Y-dev", depends on pcre2.