Updated: flex-2.5.4a-3 (flex-2.5.31-1 withdrawn)

Christopher Faylor cygwin@cygwin.com
Fri Sep 26 04:19:00 GMT 2003

I've rebuilt an older version of flex and replaced a newer version on
sources.redhat.com.  There were too many incompatibilities between the
standard "lex/flex" and the previously offered 2.5.31 version.  Since
2.5.31 was not a strict replacement for 2.5.4, it has been removed.

2.5.4a contains some fixes from Debian, including internationalization.
The changelog is included below.

I'm not entirely sure what will happen when you try to update to this
older version.  Hopefully setup.exe will do the right thing.  If it
doesn't I'll tweak things in the release directory.

This is YA package which I would be happy not to support.  If anyone is
interested in taking this package over, please send email to
cygwin-apps.  It really is pretty easy to build, fwiw.

For a brief descripton of this package, see http://cygwin.com/packages/

To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link on
the http://cygwin.com/ web page.  This downloads setup.exe to your
system.  Then, run setup and answer all of the questions.  To select the
'flex' package for the first time, click on the 'Devel' category and
then click on the 'skip' field next to 'flex' until 2.5.4a-3 is

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flex-old (2.5.4a-1) unstable; urgency=low

  * Created a new package called flex-old so that people who have not yet
    changed their lex files (or can't change them) and thus can't build
    with the new flex have an option. This is a dead-end package, and
    shall be removed at some point in the future.

 -- Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@debian.org>  Sun,  4 May 2003 13:45:09 -0500

flex (2.5.4a-33) unstable; urgency=low

  * Continuing the process of gcc 3.2.x compatribility.      closes: Bug#185714

 -- Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@acm.org>  Fri, 21 Mar 2003 13:00:19 -0600

flex (2.5.4a-32) unstable; urgency=low

  * There was a blank line in initscan.c that made it impossible to build
    on buildds.                                              closes: Bug#185772

 -- Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@acm.org>  Fri, 21 Mar 2003 12:34:13 -0600

flex (2.5.4a-31) unstable; urgency=low

  * Make flexlexer have the std:: prefix         closes: Bug#181670, Bug#180446
  * Fix flex.skl                                             closes: Bug#184393

 -- Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@acm.org>  Fri, 21 Mar 2003 00:57:21 -0600

flex (2.5.4a-30) unstable; urgency=low

  * FlexLexer.h now include iostream, not iostream.h.
                                                 closes: Bug#173943, Bug#180051
  * Fix broken printf format                                 closes: Bug#174350
  * The behaviour of flex was different based on what order options were
    specified: option nomain before option noyywrap caused one set of
    behaviours, reversing the order changes the behavious, since nomain
    seemed to reset noyywrap. This was fixed in scanl. and initscan.c. 
                                                             closes: Bug#174259

 -- Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@acm.org>  Sun,  9 Feb 2003 13:38:32 -0600

flex (2.5.4a-29) unstable; urgency=low

  * No longer provide /usr/doc link. Upgrade to latest policy version.

 -- Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@debian.org>  Mon, 11 Nov 2002 23:17:14 -0600

flex (2.5.4a-28) unstable; urgency=low

  * Anotrher patch from Alexander Klauer, this one fixes a print format
    problem.                                                 closes: Bug#161101

 -- Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@debian.org>  Tue, 29 Oct 2002 17:35:13 -0600

flex (2.5.4a-27) unstable; urgency=low

  * Fix a flex segfult on very long lines. Many thanks to  Alexander
    Klauer <Graf.Zahl@gmx.net> for detecting this bug and finding the
    fix.                                                     closes: Bug#158518
  * The package seems to build from sources on i386.         closes: Bug#159547

 -- Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@debian.org>  Wed,  4 Sep 2002 19:24:56 -0500

flex (2.5.4a-26) unstable; urgency=low

  * use which instead of command -v
  * Fixed a problem with locales in flex. Many thanks to
    witchery@www.oz.or.kr and unichi Uekawa <dancer@netfort.gr.jp> for
    discovering the problem, and patiently leading me through to a point
    that I could actually reproduce the proble, and test the patch
    provided by witchery@www.oz.or.kr.                       closes: Bug#147627

 -- Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@debian.org>  Mon, 27 May 2002 02:09:28 -0500

flex (2.5.4a-25) unstable; urgency=high

  * In this version of flex, the first YYPROTO usage appears before the
    definition of YYPROTO if _WIN32 is defined. Not so good. One should be
    able to generate portable lexers with flex.              closes: Bug#145237

 -- Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@debian.org>  Tue, 30 Apr 2002 12:53:45 -0500

flex (2.5.4a-24) unstable; urgency=low

  * Well, the symbol is really _WIN32. 
  * Added clarifications about %option stdin to the flex man page (some
    wording taken from CVS).

 -- Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@debian.org>  Sun, 17 Mar 2002 10:32:13 -0600

flex (2.5.4a-23) unstable; urgency=low

  * Hmm. For non POSIX systems (well, where _Win32 is defined) where
    unistd.h is not available, use the old isatty prototype.

 -- Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@debian.org>  Wed,  6 Feb 2002 16:33:39 -0600

flex (2.5.4a-22) unstable; urgency=low

  * Interactive lexers were broken by the fic to handle interrupted
    reads.                                                   closes: Bug#131242

 -- Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@debian.org>  Mon, 28 Jan 2002 12:21:40 -0600

flex (2.5.4a-21) unstable; urgency=low

  * Hmm. Run aclocal on the acinclude file first.

 -- Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@debian.org>  Fri, 25 Jan 2002 16:52:23 -0600

flex (2.5.4a-20) unstable; urgency=low

  * Add a build depends for autotconf, needed now that we make changes to
    the script.                                              closes: Bug#130703

 -- Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@debian.org>  Thu, 24 Jan 2002 16:32:25 -0600

flex (2.5.4a-19) unstable; urgency=low

  * For machines that do not use the GNU libc (and thus, does not have
    gettext as part of the libc), flex failed to compile. The grep package
    has a macro to handle exactly this situation, elegantly,  which is
    labelled as available for public use, in it's aclocal.m4 file. This
    version of flex uses that. Many thanks to Joel Baker
    <lucifer@lightbearer.com> for discovering and testing this fix. 
                                                             closes: Bug#130220

 -- Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@debian.org>  Thu, 24 Jan 2002 10:07:16 -0600

flex (2.5.4a-18) unstable; urgency=low

  * Make sure that unistd.h is actually included, since we no longer
    provide a prototype for isatty.                           closes: Bug#97131

 -- Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@debian.org>  Sun, 13 Jan 2002 01:02:26 -0600

flex (2.5.4a-17) unstable; urgency=medium

  * AAArgggh. Fix a missing open brace in the generated YY_INPUT, Many
    thanks to Bruce Stephens for catching these quickly.   

 -- Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@debian.org>  Thu, 10 Jan 2002 13:14:35 -0600

flex (2.5.4a-16) unstable; urgency=medium

  * Fix a missing \ in the generated YY_INPUT macro.         closes: Bug#128412
  * Fix buggy isatty prototype by not actually including a prototype (we
    include the relevant header file, after all.             closes: Bug#97131

 -- Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@debian.org>  Wed,  9 Jan 2002 11:51:12 -0600

flex (2.5.4a-15) unstable; urgency=low

  * if a signal is delivered while the parser is in the read routine
    (coded by flex), the result is flex reports and YY_FATAL_ERROR causing
    plan to exit.  The race condition appears much more frequently than
    one might expect because plan spends a good deal of time in read
    routine while gcc is preparing the input. I cleaned up another problem
    case beyond what is given in the patch.                  closes: Bug#125611
  * flex -o "ddd" doesn't write to the file "ddd", instead it tries to
    write to the file "" (yes, blank) and read from "ddd". I changed the
    main.c to use the next arg as the output file name if the next arg
    does not start with a -.                                 closes: Bug#122581

 -- Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@debian.org>  Sun,  6 Jan 2002 05:12:37 -0600

flex (2.5.4a-14) unstable; urgency=low

  * The flex-doc menu entry (/usr/lib/menu/flex-doc) contains some
    unquoted double quotes in its extended description, and these needed
    to be quoted so as not to confuse update menu. (why did it not
    generate an error?) closes: Bug#105272
  * The version 2.5.4a-12 was duplicated work with the previous maintainer
    (and I take the blame for the lack of communication). I have also
    managed to mosplace the changelog entry ;-(

 -- Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@debian.org>  Tue, 17 Jul 2001 17:50:25 -0500

flex (2.5.4a-13) unstable; urgency=low

  * I took over flex, and have brought the rules and pre/post inst files
    into line with my conventions.
  * flex generates c++ that does not use istream and ostream from the
    "std" namespace, so compilation of generated code fails. closes: Bug#104067
    Please note that this duplicates and replaces the work done in 2.5.4a-12
 -- Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@debian.org>  Thu, 12 Jul 2001 15:48:24 -0500

flex (2.5.4a-12) unstable; urgency=low

  * Generate c++ which uses istream and ostream from the "std" namespace
    for g++-3.0. Patch by Dale E. Martin (Closes: #104067).
  * Registered HTML docs using doc-base.

 -- Santiago Vila <sanvila@debian.org>  Thu, 12 Jul 2001 14:21:18 +0200

flex (2.5.4a-11) unstable; urgency=low

  * Added i18n support. Build-Depends: gettext. Closes: #46838.
    Thanks to Changwoo Ryu <cwryu@adam.kaist.ac.kr>.
  * Fixed formatting error in flex(1). Closes: #90284.
    Thanks to Colin Watson <cjw44@flatline.org.uk>.

 -- Santiago Vila <sanvila@debian.org>  Sun, 25 Mar 2001 14:07:51 +0200

flex (2.5.4a-10) unstable; urgency=low

  * Changed @section by @chapter to make texi2html happy.
    Patch by Gordon Sadler <gbsadler1@lcisp.com>. Closes: #84780.
  * Build-Depends-Indep: texi2html. Closes: #87689.
  * Build-Depends: texinfo, since .texi is now modified.

 -- Santiago Vila <sanvila@debian.org>  Mon, 26 Feb 2001 20:16:54 +0100

flex (2.5.4a-9) unstable; urgency=low

  * Fixed manpage again. Additional patch by the author.

 -- Santiago Vila <sanvila@debian.org>  Fri,  1 Dec 2000 19:58:41 +0100

flex (2.5.4a-8) unstable; urgency=low

  * Added missing bracket in flex manpage (Closes: Bug#68941).

 -- Santiago Vila <sanvila@debian.org>  Sat, 19 Aug 2000 16:56:22 +0200

flex (2.5.4a-7) unstable; urgency=low

  * Updated upstream source URL (Closes: Bug#67233).
  * Standards-Version: 3.1.1.
  * Build-Depends: bison.

 -- Santiago Vila <sanvila@debian.org>  Fri,  4 Aug 2000 13:04:28 +0200

flex (2.5.4a-6) unstable; urgency=low

  * Applied a patch by Kristoffer Rose for large flex tables.

 -- Santiago Vila <sanvila@ctv.es>  Tue,  7 Dec 1999 17:52:01 +0100

flex (2.5.4a-5) unstable; urgency=low

  * Fixed Bug #47860: flex segfaults. Patch by the author.

 -- Santiago Vila <sanvila@ctv.es>  Wed, 10 Nov 1999 11:44:06 +0100

flex (2.5.4a-4) unstable; urgency=low

  * Recommends: c-compiler, instead of gcc (Bug #33937).
  * Info unregistering done in prerm, not in postrm.

 -- Santiago Vila <sanvila@ctv.es>  Fri,  5 Mar 1999 17:20:30 +0100

flex (2.5.4a-3) unstable; urgency=low

  * Added HTML docs, in a separate package.

 -- Santiago Vila <sanvila@ctv.es>  Tue, 13 Oct 1998 21:14:28 +0200

flex (2.5.4a-2) unstable; urgency=low

  * Added a man page for flex++ (actually, a symlink to flex).
  * ftp.gnu.org is FSF's new FTP site name.
  * Compressed changelog.Debian.
  * Removed debstd dependency.

 -- Santiago Vila <sanvila@ctv.es>  Thu, 12 Mar 1998 20:25:09 +0100

flex (2.5.4a-1) unstable; urgency=low

  * New upstream release, using pristine untouched source.
  * Removed the modified debstd from the source package now that the
    standard one is fixed.
  * First libc6 release.

 -- Santiago Vila <sanvila@ctv.es>  Thu,  7 Aug 1997 19:15:34 +0200

flex (2.5.4-2) unstable; urgency=low

  * libfl.a stripped using strip -g, using a modified debstd which
    is included in the Debian source package.

 -- Santiago Vila <sanvila@ctv.es>  Thu, 13 Mar 1997 09:44:28 +0100

flex (2.5.4-1) unstable; urgency=low

  * Converted to Standards
  * New upstream version.
  * Compiled with -D_REENTRANT.
  * Added MD5 sums.
  * New maintainer.

 -- Santiago Vila <sanvila@ctv.es>  Sat, 22 Feb 1997 18:00:09 +0100

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