Errors building binutils from source.

Hans-Peter Nilsson hp@bitrange.com
Sat May 12 10:03:00 GMT 2012


On Sat, 12 May 2012, John Darrington wrote:

> Thanks,
>
> You were absolutley correct (of course).  Installing flex and bison
> fixed the problem.
>
> However given that these seem to be build requirements, shouldn't the
> configure.ac file check for them?

Not needed for a release (AFAIK), and building from CVS is
usually done by people already having sufficient basic tools
installed.  It's a wart existing since long; there's a
previously misdiagnosed but otherwise IMHO correctly labeled
enhancement PR for it in
<http://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=6742>.  I'd
guess the ylwrap-script-mechanism that's usually providing the
graceful error handling, broke at some time.

brgds, H-P



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