plans and wishes

Greg Schafer gschafer at zip.com.au
Wed Jan 14 19:36:54 PST 2004


On Thu, Jan 15, 2004 at 02:30:49PM +1100, Greg Schafer wrote:
> m4/bison/flex are simply not needed. Tarballs generally include the files
> generated by these tools. This is a fact. As you well know, only when using
> HJL binutils are they required. LFS is currently not using HJL binutils so
> there is no point in using them. If they made a difference to the LFS build
> then we'd need them, but the facts of the matter are they currently make no
> difference. We can easily add them if they're needed in future.

I should have added here that the above is based on current LFS and current
packages. It could well change in future. Because not every single package
in the world includes the files generated by these tools (tho' they probably
should :-)  Of course there are _plenty_ of BLFS pkgs that need them.



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