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Re: Upgrading our minimum required flex version for 8.5

From: Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>
To: Dave Page <dpage(at)pgadmin(dot)org>
Cc: Greg Smith <gsmith(at)gregsmith(dot)com>, Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, Kevin Grittner <Kevin(dot)Grittner(at)wicourts(dot)gov>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Upgrading our minimum required flex version for 8.5
Date: 2009-07-23 09:01:28
Message-ID: 9837222c0907230201x19360e0bn6b85774078a15c99@mail.gmail.com (view raw or flat)
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On Thu, Jul 23, 2009 at 10:52, Dave Page<dpage(at)pgadmin(dot)org> wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 23, 2009 at 2:57 AM, Greg Smith<gsmith(at)gregsmith(dot)com> wrote:
>> I got bit by this tonight as part of testing a patch on CentOS 5, which like
>> RHEL 5 still ships flex 2.5.4.  I just wrote a little guide on how to grab a
>> source RPM from a Fedora version and install it to work around that problem:
>> http://notemagnet.blogspot.com/2009/07/upgrading-flex-from-source-rpm-to.html
>>
>> Kind of annoying, but as special software you have to install on a server
>> just to build something from CVS goes it's only a minor inconvenience.
>
> *sigh*. So does OS X Tiger. And (unsurprisingly), CentOS 4, which is
> what we use for all our Linux build servers.
>
> This is getting quite tiresome :-(

Much as I dislike it, we may need to revisit the idea about putting
the flex output files in CVS...


-- 
 Magnus Hagander
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