ports/128603: textproc/flex has too small capacity

Olaf Seibert olafs at cs.ru.nl
Mon Jan 12 16:10:07 UTC 2009

The following reply was made to PR ports/128603; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Olaf Seibert <olafs at cs.ru.nl>
To: Stefan Walter <stefan at freebsd.org>
Cc: Olaf Seibert <olafs at cs.ru.nl>, GNATS <FreeBSD-gnats-submit at FreeBSD.org>,
        Bruce Cran <bruce at cran.org.uk>
Subject: Re: ports/128603: textproc/flex has too small capacity
Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2009 17:06:19 +0100

 Hi Stefan,
 On Fri 09 Jan 2009 at 10:28:56 +0100, Stefan Walter wrote:
 > were you able to resolve the problem by increasing the limit as Bruce
 > mentioned?
 Yes, that seemed to work, after I increased the value from 31999 to
 99999. Is there a way that I can keep this patch locally, without it
 being erased by portsnap? The porter's handbook paragraph 4.4 doesn't
 mention anything like that.
 > Another possibility would be to call /usr/bin/flex explicitly
 > if you cannot use the one from ports (which should be installed as
 > /usr/local/bin/flex).
 Yes, I suppose so, but since flex is being called from a software
 package we're making for distribution, whatever we do should be
 sufficiently portable to other installations.
 > Stefan

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