Proposal to remove PCRE support

John Johansen john.johansen at
Wed Jun 16 09:06:27 BST 2010

I would like to propose that we remove support for PCRE based policy
from the parser/policy loader.

The last version of AppArmor to use PCRE based policy was AppArmor 2.0.1,
which was approximately 3 years ago.  The PCRE part of the code has not
been actively maintain and I doubt that it has been tested in the last
1.5 years.  Dropping PCRE support will also help in the efforts to
cleanup the parsers code base.

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