Re: Upgrading our minimum required flex version for 8.5

From: Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com>, 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: 2009-07-02 15:27:05
Message-ID: 4A4CD1C9.2070809@dunslane.net
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Tom Lane wrote:
> Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com> writes:
>
>> Kevin Grittner wrote:
>>
>>> Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us> wrote:
>>>
>>>> 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:
>>>
>
>
>> Keep in mind that if you build from a tarball, the lexer has already
>> been run elsewhere and you don't need flex.
>>
>
> Right, this will only affect people doing development or otherwise
> building from a CVS pull.
>
>
>

Of course, that includes the whole buildfarm. We might need to ask some
people to upgrade there.

cheers

andrew

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