|From:||Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com>|
|To:||Kevin Grittner <Kevin(dot)Grittner(at)wicourts(dot)gov>|
|Cc:||pgsql-hackers(at)postgreSQL(dot)org, Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>|
|Subject:||Re: Upgrading our minimum required flex version for 8.5|
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Kevin Grittner wrote:
> Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us> wrote:
> > so the new minimum supported version would probably be 2.5.33
> > (2.5.31 was kinda broken for other reasons, and there was no
> > 2.5.32).
> > Since 2.5.33 is now over three years old, this does not seem like an
> > onerous requirement, but I thought I'd better ask if anyone has an
> > objection?
> You'd be causing problems for SuSE Enterprise users, like us:
> kgrittn(at)CCDEV-DB:/etc/init.d> cat /etc/SuSE-release
> SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (x86_64)
> VERSION = 10
> PATCHLEVEL = 2
> kgrittn(at)CCDEV-DB:/etc/init.d> flex --version
> flex 2.5.31
Keep in mind that if you build from a tarball, the lexer has already
been run elsewhere and you don't need flex. Since you do some
experimental playing from CVS I guess you could install flex from source
in your environment only ...
Alvaro Herrera http://www.CommandPrompt.com/
The PostgreSQL Company - Command Prompt, Inc.
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