Flex compilation issue...

Archaic archaic at linuxfromscratch.org
Wed Jun 1 09:36:08 PDT 2005

On Tue, May 31, 2005 at 08:33:58PM -0600, Archaic wrote:
> On Tue, May 31, 2005 at 05:22:46PM -0500, Randy McMurchy wrote:
> > 
> > If Flex is required to build itself, then it probably should be
> > put back into the book in Chapter 5. I'm cc'ing the -dev list with
> > this message, so the dev guys can determine if it really needs to
> > be added back.
> I'm going to run a trunk build tonight with flex removed and see what
> happens. This is a known solid host so any error should denote a
> problem.

Flex does not seem necessary. But just to make sure, I will layout my
differences. First, I haven't updated my scripts to fsf binutils so I am
still building flex, m4, and bison in chapter5. After the binutils
installation in chapter6 I rm'd all flex libs and bins and flex built
fine. 38 tests passed, 0 failed.

According to the OP's error, a .l file was modified.

/bin/sh /working/flex-2.5.31/missing --run flex   scan.l
/working/flex-2.5.31/missing: line 46: flex: command not found

First, I find no occurence of 'run flex' in my logs, and second where
did /working come from?


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