[lfs-dev] Section 5.17: Bison-3.0.4 make check

Jonathan Cottrill linuxfromscratch at jonathancottrill.net
Wed Jun 14 13:59:02 PDT 2017


The book mentions in section 5.17 (8.0 and latest nightly) that you
can run "make check" for Bison; however, this is sure to fail with an
unpleasant make error at this stage *unless* you have Flex installed
on your host system (and it's not listed in section 2.2, "Host System
Requirements").

I see in section 6.29 (in 8.0; 6.31 in latest nightly) there's an
explanation for this, a circular dependency between Flex and Bison.

Since Flex isn't a host requirement, isn't built in Chapter 5, and has
this unfortunate circular dependency, would it work to note in 5.17
that "make check" will fail and should simply be skipped?

Thanks!
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