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Re: [Bug-wget] Check for flex before compiling

From: Tim Rühsen
Subject: Re: [Bug-wget] Check for flex before compiling
Date: Sun, 23 Nov 2014 16:48:14 +0100
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Am Sonntag, 23. November 2014, 16:46:07 schrieb Darshit Shah:
> I've often seen people asking for help compiling Wget because a file, css.c
> cannot be found. This occurs because Flex is required to generate that file.
> However, configure does not attempt to check if flex is installed on the
> system.
> I believe that even if a dependency is documented in the README files, the
> configure script **MUST** check for it before continuing. Hence, I'd like to
> push this patch which checks for the existence of flex before continuing.

Good idea (a wasn't even aware of that missing check).

But why not simply using AC_PROG_LEX ?



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