#2862 Change: pcre deprecation
Closed: Accepted 13 days ago by churchyard. Opened a month ago by bcotton.

Upstream stopped the support for the old 'pcre' package. It only supports the new 'pcre2' version, so Fedora should deprecate it so it could later be retired and removed from Fedora entirely.

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After a week, there are no votes. Waiting another week.

I'm +1 to deprecating it. I think it would be premature to discuss the actual removal date (and that's not what this Change is requesting).

I acknowledge that some opposition to deprecation (in fact, to the entire deprecation process) was aired in the devel thread. I don’t feel that software without upstream support must always be deprecated, but I do feel that it’s reasonable for maintainers to want to wind down support for old versions and in some cases for abandoned software over time. To this end, deprecation is both a useful tool and an expression of intent. I think its application here is appropriate.

I suspect removal will take a while, given the number of nontrivial ports that will be needed, but I would be pleased to find that I’m wrong about that.

+1

+1 on the deprecation work

After a week, the vote is
APPROVED (+3,0,-0)

Metadata Update from @bcotton:
- Issue tagged with: pending announcement

15 days ago

Metadata Update from @churchyard:
- Issue close_status updated to: Accepted
- Issue status updated to: Closed (was: Open)

13 days ago

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