broken GNU grep breaks German dictionary built

Bug #1567894 reported by Björn Jacke
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grep (Ubuntu)
igerman98 (Ubuntu)
Fix Released

Bug Description

recent changes in GNU grep are severely broken and cause that the built of the German dictionary will be broken. You should update to igerman98-20160407 to detect that and work around using busybox as proposed by the built of it.

I would actully highly recommend to downgrade GNU grep to 2.22 for the Ubuntu 16.04 LTE release because later versions of GNU grep will most likely cause a lot of other problems also.

Colin Watson (cjwatson)
affects: launchpad → grep (Ubuntu)
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Roland Rosenfeld (roland) wrote :

Please note, that Debian source packages igerman98 20151222-2 and 20160407-1 both have a workaround implemented, that works around the grep issue.

The grep issue only affects grep 2.23 and up, older grep versions aren't a problem.

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Roland Rosenfeld (roland) wrote :

Fixed in igerman98 20151222-2 (available in bionic and newer)

Changed in igerman98 (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
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