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Re: portability fix for bison-1.75

From: Kris Kennaway
Subject: Re: portability fix for bison-1.75
Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2006 02:22:15 -0500
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On Sun, Jan 22, 2006 at 10:19:34PM -0800, Paul Eggert wrote:

> > but until they're both fixed (either by a patch to the software or a
> > fix to bison)

Thanks for the analysis.

> As far as I can tell, neither Pike 7.0 nor bro 0.8 is currently being
> maintained by the upstream developer, so what procedure would you
> prefer here, to make Bison 2.1 acceptable to you?  Should I send you a
> patch for these programs personally?

Yes, that would be best.

> <ftp://ftp.oav.net/pike/README.txt> says that Pike 7.0 is no longer
> being updated.  Presumably people should be using 7.6.6, the current
> official release, or 7.4.44, the previous (and still-maintained)
> release.

Those newer releases are also in ports and don't have the bugs, so
there's probably no point reporting either of them upstream.


> <http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/pds.cgi?ports/security/bro> says that the
> port is using <ftp://ftp.ee.lbl.gov/bro-pub-0.8a37.tar.gz>, but that
> URL no longer exists.  <http://bro-ids.org/download.html> says that no
> further development is being done to the 0.8 release.

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