Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2008 10:12:22 -0600 From: Vincent Danen <vdanen@...sec.ca> To: xvendor@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: GNU "fgrep -w" may miss matches * [2008-04-18 22:31:34 +0400] Solar Designer wrote: >Hi, > >There's a bug in GNU grep that causes "fgrep -w" to sometimes miss >matches. We've had a fix for this (by Pavel Kankovsky) in Owl for a >year now. Please see grep-2.5.1a-owl-fgrep-w.diff at: > > http://cvsweb.openwall.com/cgi/cvsweb.cgi/Owl/packages/grep/ > >grep-2.5.1a-owl-fgrep-w.diff includes comments with problem description >and a testcase demonstrating the problem. > >Is GNU grep being maintained upstream these days? Just tested this on Mandriva 2008.1 (with grep 2.5.3) and it does the right thing. Taking a quick peek at the spec, we're heavily patched with Debian patches, so one of them is probably taking care of this (I'm thinking probably 64-egf-speedup.patch which is messing around in the same area as your patch is). Looking at the source, this isn't upstream. Looking at the ChangeLog for this version: 2007-06-29 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer <bero@...linux.org> * all files: GPLv3 ... Maybe Bernhard is the one maintaining grep now? He's the only one I see making commits (a whole 3 in the changelog) since 2005 when Charles Levert committed some stuff. -- Vincent Danen @ http://linsec.ca/ Content of type "application/pgp-signature" skipped
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