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Re: configure doesn't complain and halt when flex in not available

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: "Dimuthu Gamage" <dimuthuc(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-ports(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: configure doesn't complain and halt when flex in not available
Date: 2007-03-18 16:25:31
Message-ID: 4909.1174235131@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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"Dimuthu Gamage" <dimuthuc(at)gmail(dot)com> writes:
> I was compiling PosgreSQL on Ubuntu 6.06 Dapper. It was really easy to
> build  the system for newbie like me.
> The little problem i found was In the Make it complain that 'flex' is
> not available. I thought it should be  complained from configure.

That's intentional --- you normally don't need flex to build from a
Postgres distribution tarball.

			regards, tom lane

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