Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2008 01:13:36 +0400 From: "Dmitry V. Levin" <ldv@...linux.org> To: xvendor@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: GNU "fgrep -w" may miss matches Hi, On Fri, Apr 18, 2008 at 10:31:34PM +0400, Solar Designer wrote: > 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? There is a http://cvs.savannah.gnu.org/viewvc/grep/AUTHORS?root=grep&view=markup file updated 5 months ago; it says: Stepan Kasal <...> maintains GNU grep since Feb 2004. Tony Abou-Assaleh <...> maintains GNU grep since Oct 2007. I'm not sure that this grep was packaged in distributions, though. -- ldv Content of type "application/pgp-signature" skipped
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