Strange build problem w/ flex

Andreas Bauer baueran at
Sun Dec 2 21:27:52 EST 2001

I have solved it: it *was* the broken flex that gave me a headache.
RedHat introduced it with 7.0 (I think) and Mandrake and other derivates
still haven't fixed it - while RedHat has. It was a bit confusing, cause
the version number (2.5.4a) of flex doesn't indicate whether your rpm has
the bug or not. After having replaced the Mandrake RPM with RedHat's flex
everything worked fine again.


Andreas Bauer, baueran at,
[Upon losing the use of his right eye] "Now I will have less
distraction." -- Leonhard Euler

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