Bug 160658 - update flex to 2.5.33?
update flex to 2.5.33?
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: flex (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Petr Machata
: 190673 207416 223624 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2005-06-16 09:55 EDT by Joe Orton
Modified: 2015-05-04 21:32 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-01-24 12:38:29 EST
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Description Joe Orton 2005-06-16 09:55:02 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?
Comment 2 Petr Machata 2006-06-30 06:13:10 EDT
*** Bug 190673 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 3 Stefan Becker 2006-09-23 05:07:10 EDT
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 01:06:24 EDT
*** Bug 207416 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 5 Petr Machata 2006-09-25 04:52:45 EDT
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 10:50:27 EST
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...

Comment 7 Petr Machata 2006-12-22 11:15:04 EST
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 06:12:02 EST
*** Bug 223624 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 9 Takanori MATSUURA 2007-01-23 06:34:24 EST
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 12:38:29 EST
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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