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Re: Newer flex in EPEL?

On Mon, May 16, 2011 at 14:36, Gianluca Sforna <giallu gmail com> wrote:
> Hi, I am trying to build a package for EPEL 5 but failing because it
> needs a newer flex than it's available on base system.
> Unfortunately, it seems RH will not update the package[1] because it's
> not 100% compatible with the current one, which is also probably the
> reason why in Fedora we have both flex (at 2.5.35) and compat-flex (at
> 2.5.4a).
> How do you feel about adding the newer flex package in epel?

It would require someone to package it up as non-conflicting and
non-replacing. If that can be done then I don't think it would cause a

> Cheers
> G.
> [1] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=554210
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