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bug#22793: grep -E assertion failure with back references

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: bug#22793: grep -E assertion failure with back references
Date: Wed, 24 Feb 2016 11:46:55 -0800
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With recent 'grep' you can work around the problem by configuring --with-included-regex. That has some other undesirable properties, though.

This is really a glibc bug <https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=18986> and the glibc patch could be applied to the Debian copy of glibc. Here's the patch:


In other words, Debian bug #186568 is really a glibc bug, not a grep bug. Can you please fix the Debian bug report accordingly? I'll CC: this message there.

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