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Description of problem:
The AMD64 distribution does not contain any i386 versions of the
libl.a and libfl.a libraries contained in the package flex.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
2.rpm --redhatprovides /usr/lib/libfl.a
error: file /usr/lib/libfl.a: No such file or directory
3.rpm --redhatprovides /usr/lib64/libfl.a
What are you building that requires building against flex?
Nothing any more. :-)
We had an old application which did use yywrap from libfl. When we
started building on x86_64 with i386 as target we encountered this
problem. But we did some obvious trivial changes so we no longer do
link with -lfl.
It would still be needed to use x86_64 as a compatible development
platform, so I would still argue it is a bug. But it doesn't have any
high priority any more from our point of view.
Closing not a bug per earlier comments, no plans to add 32-bit flex package to
x86-64 RHEL 3 distro at this time.