bin/143351: [request] update flex(1) to at least 2.5.33

Garrett Cooper yanefbsd at
Tue Feb 2 05:57:22 UTC 2010

On Mon, Feb 1, 2010 at 2:33 AM, Austin English <austinenglish at> wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 29, 2010 at 6:48 PM,  <linimon at> wrote:
>> Old Synopsis: update flex to at least 2.5.33
>> New Synopsis: [request] update flex(1) to at least 2.5.33
>> State-Changed-From-To: open->suspended
>> State-Changed-By: linimon
>> State-Changed-When: Sat Jan 30 00:45:41 UTC 2010
>> State-Changed-Why:
>> Mark suspended awaiting someone to take up the (hard) task of deciding
>> if this will create regressions.  See:
> Indeed, it does. I did a build world to make sure it worked (using the
> freebsd9 snapshot), then installed flex 2.5.35 and rebuilt.
> /usr/src/cddl failed to build, and possible others (ran make -k, but
> haven't checked the log yet). Should I file bugs for each program that
> doesn't build in newer flex? or sit back and wait for someone to fix
> flex for BSD and then include it?

    File bugs for any and all issues you find, point them back to this
PR, and as long as everything points in the right direction and is
done in proper order, everything should work just fine (TM).
    The version bump definitely deserves a heads up though in the
current@ and stable@ community though so people can fix prepare to fix
their potentially buggy / backwards incompatible yacc code, or bite
the bullet and multislot version their tools [via ports].

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