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Old 05-16-2011, 08:36 PM
Gianluca Sforna
 
Default Newer flex in EPEL?

Hi, I am trying to build a package for EPEL 5 but failing because it
needs a newer flex than it's available on base system.

Unfortunately, it seems RH will not update the package[1] because it's
not 100% compatible with the current one, which is also probably the
reason why in Fedora we have both flex (at 2.5.35) and compat-flex (at
2.5.4a).

How do you feel about adding the newer flex package in epel?

Cheers

G.

[1] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=554210

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Old 05-16-2011, 09:46 PM
Stephen John Smoogen
 
Default Newer flex in EPEL?

On Mon, May 16, 2011 at 14:36, Gianluca Sforna <giallu@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi, I am trying to build a package for EPEL 5 but failing because it
> needs a newer flex than it's available on base system.
>
> Unfortunately, it seems RH will not update the package[1] because it's
> not 100% compatible with the current one, which is also probably the
> reason why in Fedora we have both flex (at 2.5.35) and compat-flex (at
> 2.5.4a).
>
> How do you feel about adding the newer flex package in epel?

It would require someone to package it up as non-conflicting and
non-replacing. If that can be done then I don't think it would cause a
problem.

> Cheers
>
> G.
>
> [1] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=554210
>
> --
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>
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Old 05-16-2011, 09:55 PM
Kevin Fenzi
 
Default Newer flex in EPEL?

On Mon, 16 May 2011 22:36:13 +0200
Gianluca Sforna <giallu@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi, I am trying to build a package for EPEL 5 but failing because it
> needs a newer flex than it's available on base system.
>
> Unfortunately, it seems RH will not update the package[1] because it's
> not 100% compatible with the current one, which is also probably the
> reason why in Fedora we have both flex (at 2.5.35) and compat-flex (at
> 2.5.4a).
>
> How do you feel about adding the newer flex package in epel?

Sure, as long as it's parallel installable with the rhel version and
doesn't conflict in any way.

kevin
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Old 05-17-2011, 09:02 AM
Gianluca Sforna
 
Default Newer flex in EPEL?

On Mon, May 16, 2011 at 11:46 PM, Stephen John Smoogen <smooge@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> It would require someone to package it up as non-conflicting and
> non-replacing. If that can be done then I don't think it would cause a
> problem.
>

I just checked and the two packages in Fedora repos work exactly this
way; we just need to use the compat-flex spec as a template for
building the flex 2.5.35 package. I wonder how about naming this new
package: flex2, flex35, flex2535 or?

If we agree on the naming I can wrap it up and submit for review. I
guess contacting the current flex maintainers is also a good idea.

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