[arch-dev-public] flex 2.5.34 - build x86_64 and signoff

Paul Mattal paul at mattal.com
Tue Feb 5 23:11:34 EST 2008

Jan de Groot wrote:
> On Mon, 2008-02-04 at 15:31 -0500, Paul Mattal wrote:
>> flex 2.5.34-1 is up for i686. I still haven't gotten myself going for
>> x86_64 builds yet, so would appreciate someone doing that.
>> Also a minor version update. Drops the patch that was previously needed, 
>> as it appears to have been integrated. Cleaned up the install slightly, 
>> put the lex shell script in a separate file.
>> - P
> Sorry, won't signoff:
> http://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=1860773&group_id=97492&atid=618177
> OpenOffice doesn't build anymore. It seems flex 2.5.34 can't generate
> the correct C file for the included scan.l. When touching the file and
> building flex with flex 2.5.33 installed, the resulting scan.c is
> totally different than the plain scan.c included in the tarball. The
> last comment states that flex is broken when touched again, which means
> that flex can't build itself. How is it supposed to build other things
> correctly if it can't process its own language file.

Ugh. Thanks for the catch, though someone else had already signed off, 
so in it went, before you sent this.

Let's all see if we can find any solution to this problem in the next 
day or so-- a patch or some obvious bug. Otherwise, I'll roll back to a 
2.5.33 release in the repos.

- P

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