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Re: Flex



On Fri, Sep 08, 2006 at 01:50:34PM -0500, Bruno Wolff III wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 08, 2006 at 19:36:38 +0100,
>   Leon Stringer <leon stringer ntlworld com> wrote:
> > Does anyone know if there's a good reason why flex 2.5.4a is being
> > shipped with Fedora? This appears to be from 1997.
> > 
> > The current release, 2.5.33 is from February this year.
> > 
> > I don't know much about flex but the new version was needed for a
> > project I was trying to build.
> > 
> > Anyone any the wiser?
> 
> I don't remember the exact details, but there were some compatibility problems
> with more recent versions of flex, so some projects have continued to use
> the older version. I know this has been discussed on the postgres lists, so
> you can probably find some more information there (and likely other places).

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=160658

Unfortunately, there are no details there, but Petr mentions[0] maybe
creating a new flex package for extras on another bug.

luke

[0]: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=190673#c1


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