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Austin English austinenglish at
Fri Jan 29 10:39:19 CST 2010

On Thu, Jan 28, 2010 at 7:03 PM, Gerald Pfeifer <gerald at> wrote:
> On Wed, 27 Jan 2010, Tom Wickline wrote:
>> The version check fails on FreeBSD 8 even tho flex-2.5.35_3 is
>> installed from ports.
>> # flex --version
>> flex version 2.5.4
>> The version check passes on Linux and OpenSolaris but FreeBSD has a
>> harder time with it.
>> Gerald has a workaround for this.. Shall I call it a bug? since a
>> newer version is actually installed but the version check fails.
> It's not a bug in Wine or Wine's configure scripts.  What happens on
> your system, or any "standard" FreeBSD system with the flex package
> installed is that the default path has /usr/bin before /usr/local/bin,
> so /usr/bin/flex which is 2.5.4 (as per your example) is found before,
> or should I say: instead, /usr/local/bin/flex which is the good one.

Right. But it's a bug in the sense that FreeBSD is shipping an
_extremely_ old version of flex ;-).

Can you put in a request to update flex for FreeBSD 8.1/9.0? Or should
I register/file a bug?


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