Flex compilation issue...

Andrew Benton b3nt at ukonline.co.uk
Tue May 31 09:37:57 PDT 2005

David Fix wrote:
> Hey guys, I've been working through the book (SVN-20050524), and I'm at 6.29. Flex-2.5.31...  (I posted this on the lfs-devel list, but they told me to ask here)...  However, I get the following when I attempt to compile (some parts compile, then it gets to this):
> --------------------
> if gcc -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -I. -I. -I.  -DLOCALEDIR=\"/usr/share/locale\" -I/usr/include -I./intl   -g -O2 -MT parse.o -MD -MP -MF ".deps/parse.Tpo" -c -o parse.o parse.c; \
> then mv -f ".deps/parse.Tpo" ".deps/parse.Po"; else rm -f ".deps/parse.Tpo"; exit 1; fi
> /bin/sh /working/flex-2.5.31/missing --run flex   scan.l
> /working/flex-2.5.31/missing: line 46: flex: command not found
> WARNING: `flex' is missing on your system.  You should only need it if
>          you modified a `.l' file.  You may need the `Flex' package
>          in order for those modifications to take effect.  You can get
>          `Flex' from any GNU archive site.
> sed '/^#/ s|\.c|scan.c|' .c >scan.c
> sed: can't read .c: No such file or directory
> make[2]: *** [scan.c] Error 2
> make[2]: Leaving directory `/working/flex-2.5.31'
> make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
> make[1]: Leaving directory `/working/flex-2.5.31'
> make: *** [all] Error 2
> --------------------
> Any thoughts, anyone?  :)
Hmm... The flex-2.5.31-debian_fixes-2.patch modifies scan.l hence the warning you get there about modifying a `.l' file. Try this patch instead (it works for me...)
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