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Re: Upgrading our minimum required flex version for 8.5

From: Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>
To: Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>
Cc: Dave Page <dpage(at)pgadmin(dot)org>, 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 09:28:09
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Magnus Hagander wrote:
> 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:
>>> 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...

Why? This only affects developers building from a CVS pull. You don't 
need any flex at all to build from a tarball. If developers can't 
install flex on a *nix box they need to get out of the business.



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