On the recent removal of Bison from Chapter 5

Alexander E. Patrakov patrakov at ums.usu.ru
Mon Aug 15 05:09:59 PDT 2005


Hello,

Bison has been removed from Chapter 5 recently. This prevents me from 
fixing a Coreutils bug with the following patch:

http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/~alexander/patches/coreutils-5.2.1-dateseconds-1.patch

The reason is that the patch modifies the gedtade.y file, and the 
Makefile wants to generate getdate.c from it. There are two possible 
solutions:

1) Patch the generated file:

http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/~alexander/patches/coreutils-5.2.1-dateseconds-2.patch

2) Install Bison in Chapter 5.

I prefer (2) since patching generated files is not a good idea in general.

-- 
Alexander E. Patrakov



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