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Bug 160658 - update flex to 2.5.33?
Summary: update flex to 2.5.33?
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: flex
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Petr Machata
QA Contact:
: 190673 207416 223624 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-06-16 13:55 UTC by Joe Orton
Modified: 2015-05-05 01:32 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2007-01-24 17:38:29 UTC

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Description Joe Orton 2005-06-16 13:55:02 UTC
The flex-2.5.31 available from sourceforge has a number of nice features over
the current release in FC, like support for creating thread-safe parsers:

any chance of an update?

Comment 2 Petr Machata 2006-06-30 10:13:10 UTC
*** Bug 190673 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 3 Stefan Becker 2006-09-23 09:07:10 UTC
Just tried to rebuild the Mandriva 2007 xxdiff-3.2 SRPM for RHEL4 and found out
that a newer flex is required for this latest version:

flex  -PresParser resParser.l
"resParser.l", line 99: unrecognized %option: bison-bridge
"resParser.l", line 100: unrecognized %option: header-file

So a newer flex is required to compile at least some newer tool versions.

FYI: Mandriva 2007 provides flex 2.5.4a as "flex" RPM and flex 2.5.33 as
"flex-reentrant" RPM.

BTW: bug #207416 is a duplicate of this one.

Comment 4 Russell Cattelan 2006-09-25 05:06:24 UTC
*** Bug 207416 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 5 Petr Machata 2006-09-25 08:52:45 UTC
Current status... I intend to update flex to newer version.  I will do it post
FC-6 for rawhide, as it's hard to predict what can break with new flex.  I
personally use new flex for my day-to-day work for some time now, but I'd rather
play it safe.

Comment 6 Andre Costa 2006-12-22 15:50:27 UTC
I just checked and rawhide still offers flex 2.5.4a-41. Any ETA on an updated
flex? xxdiff [] can't be built with flex 2.5.4...


Comment 7 Petr Machata 2006-12-22 16:15:04 UTC
The things are underway, the plan is to do the transition in FC 7.  The first
step is to get compat-flex into distribution, more in bug 220381.  Currently it
seems it'll have to go to extras, which delays things a bit, as I'll have to
setup my account for extras.  Once it's here, I'll roll flex 2.5.33 for rawhide.

Comment 8 Petr Machata 2007-01-23 11:12:02 UTC
*** Bug 223624 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 9 Takanori MATSUURA 2007-01-23 11:34:24 UTC
Could anyone change the summary like to "update flex to 2.5.33?"?
The present one is too ambiguous.

Comment 10 Petr Machata 2007-01-24 17:38:29 UTC
I just built flex 2.5.33 for raw hide.  I'm already looking forward to all the
rejects-valid and accepts-invalid bugs that will pop up.  Enjoy!

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