Where is lex

Simon Fowler simon at himi.org
Tue Apr 16 22:43:19 EST 2002

On Tue, Apr 16, 2002 at 10:16:52PM +1000, Rodney Peters wrote:
> I've been trying to compile "fdutils" but the make command fails with an 
> error message
> 	lex: command not found
> As fas as I can tell, it's occurs at the following lines in the Makefile:
> lex.%.c: %.lex
>         lex -P$* $<
> My distribution (SuSE 7.2) does not have a command "lex" that I can find, nor 
> is it part of the fdutils tarball.  Can anyone tell me where I find "lex"  ?
Try looking for flex - if that's not installed, then grab the flex
rpm from the CD and install it. You'll probably need bison, as well,
since they're often used together.


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