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@@ -1,6 +1,11 @@
libpcre for debian
+This is the older PCRE library (called "PCRE" upstream); you should
+use the pcre2 packages (called "PCRE2" upstream) for new projects, and
+aim to migrate existing projects to pcre2. Upstream is hoping to drop
+support for pcre3 in the near future.
Upstream's library version is much lower than Debian's - PCRE_LIB_VERSION=0:1:0
instead of 13:0:10 (soname instead of
@@ -9,3 +14,4 @@ with "pcreposix_". This is required so they don't clash with the ones in
libc. Suitable #defines have been added to pcreposix.h so that the
unprefixed names can be used.
+ -- Matthew Vernon <>, Thu, 28 Jul 2016 16:54:21 +0100