Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 160658
update flex to 2.5.33?
Last modified: 2015-05-04 21:32:04 EDT
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?
*** Bug 190673 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
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
BTW: bug #207416 is a duplicate of this one.
*** Bug 207416 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
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.
I just checked and rawhide still offers flex 2.5.4a-41. Any ETA on an updated
flex? xxdiff [http://furius.ca/xxdiff/] can't be built with flex 2.5.4...
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.
*** Bug 223624 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Could anyone change the summary like to "update flex to 2.5.33?"?
The present one is too ambiguous.
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!