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complie error SGI IRIX6.4: 3rd

From: John W. Eaton
Subject: complie error SGI IRIX6.4: 3rd
Date: Fri, 22 Jan 1999 03:47:20 -0600 (CST)

On 22-Jan-1999, Daniel Heiserer <address@hidden> wrote:

| I am still trying to do what I did some time ago (v.11):
| compiling octave on IRIX6.4.
| I have the latest "patch" now. That works.
| The compiler runs and than he stops:
| c++ -c  -I. -I.. -I../liboctave -I../src -I../libcruft/misc  -I../glob
| -I../glob -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -fno-rtti -fno-exceptions
| -fno-implicit-templates -g -O2 -Wall
| lex.l:69: #error lex.l requires flex version 2.5.4 or later
| Why the hell do I need flex, if configure tells me:
| "configure: warning: I didn't find flex, but it's only a problem if you
| need to reconstruct"
| ????
| Is it because of the patches (till '95)?

Yes.  The patches generally don't include files that can be recreated
from sources.

| I got flex now, but configure doesn't find it, why?
| What is configures path?
| flex is in the same directory as c++ (egcs).
| Do I have to make a distclean before rerunnign configure?

I'd guess that you need to remove config.cache (or just the line for


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