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Re: [PATCH] Change Windows build docs to point to flex and bison from msys

From: Heikki Linnakangas <hlinnakangas(at)vmware(dot)com>
To: Craig Ringer <craig(at)2ndQuadrant(dot)com>
Cc: PostgreSQL Hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Change Windows build docs to point to flex and bison from msys
Date: 2013-01-01 16:12:35
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On 31.12.2012 08:53, Craig Ringer wrote:
> Hi all
>
> For some time it's been impossible to build PostgreSQL on 64-bit Windows
> by following the documentation's advice, as the version of Flex we
> distribute on the PostgreSQL FTP site does not work on 64-bit Windows
> hosts. See this 2011 message (
> http://archives.postgresql.org/pgsql-hackers/2011-07/msg00100.php).
>
> The attached patch changes the documentation to point users to the
> working flex and bison provided by msys - either as part of MinGW, or
> from msysgit. It also mentions the error that people will get when
> trying to use the old flex we distribute on 64-bit hosts so it's easier
> to find out about the issue.

Thanks, committed. I left out the sentence about vcvarsall, I think 
that's beyond what we need to explain in our docs. Plus so

- Heikki


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