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

Andreas Radke a.radke at arcor.de
Thu Feb 7 13:14:04 EST 2008

> > 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

There's no quick solution available. We've been again the first
distribution to run into a nasty upstream issue. Please downgrade it
very soon or let someone else do it.


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