So here's a patch that will bring in the latest version of flex, and will
put it in contrib/. I'd appreciate some feedback. If I don't hear any
objections, I'll plan on importing this in about a week.
Another possible thing we could do is move the library building into
lib/libln/. What do you think about that?
#1 Updated by pavalos almost 7 years ago
Forgot to mention that this depends on changes to m4:
#2 Updated by pavalos almost 7 years ago
I've decided to postpone this upgrade until after the next release to test
the impact on 3rd-party programs. Here's the NEWS file for flex for people
to see the user-visible changes:
#3 Updated by corecode almost 7 years ago
is that necessary? what do we gain from a new version? it seems that this breaks code in world (see your amd patch). this leads me to the conclusion that it might break 3rd party code as well. i think this should only go into the tree after massive testing of pkgsrc etc.
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I'll take this.
We now have the opposite problem; lex is so old s/w doesn't build on it anymore. pkgsrc has been masking this for a while, especially with their new FLEX_REQD directive.