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Bug 803906 - Flex x86_64 RPM shipped with Fedora 16 missing development libraries
Flex x86_64 RPM shipped with Fedora 16 missing development libraries
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: flex (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Petr Machata
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-03-15 18:36 EDT by Dan F
Modified: 2015-05-04 21:36 EDT (History)
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Description Dan F 2012-03-15 18:36:22 EDT
Description of problem:

I wrote a small program using flex, and compiled it using the flex package installed on the system (flex-2.5.35-13.fc15.x86_64.rpm) plus gcc.  However, I was unable to link because this rpm does not contain anything under /usr/lib or /usr/lib64.  I found older versions of the RPM that contain the expected /usr/lib64/libfl.a.

I checked that the RPM was properly installed, then to double-check I pulled the RPM off my install media, unpacked it as an archive, and looked at the contents and did not find the libfl.a file.  I went to a typical web RPM database and found earlier versions of this package listed, and the contents of these included the expected library under /usr/lib64

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1. Install RPM 
2. verify with ls that /usr/lib64/libfl.a is not present
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Comment 1 Petr Machata 2012-03-15 19:04:47 EDT
That library is distributed in flex-static:

$ rpm -qf /usr/lib64/libfl.a
$ cat /etc/redhat-release 
Fedora release 16 (Verne)

In Fedora 18 this will be renamed to flex-devel to allow multi-lib installations, but flex-static will be provided by that package as well, so it is safe to depend on it.

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