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Re: Slink to potato upgrade

Wichert Akkerman <wichert@cs.leidenuniv.nl> writes:

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> Previously Kevin Dalley wrote:
> > Standard Unix lex produces C source code which does not compile under
> > glibc2.1.
> True, and it's a one or two-line patch in the lex source or in sources
> that lex generates to fix that. So why not file a simple bugreport
> and ask the maintainer to fix it soon?

Because there isn't a maintainer.  Debian does not distribute Unix
lex.  As far as I know, it is not open source.  The only solution is
to report the lex bug to each Unix company which distributes Unix
lex.  I believe that flex, which we do maintain, works fine.

Kevin Dalley
SETI Institute

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