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Re: [vile] Build error, vile 9.5o on Linux

From: Chris G
Subject: Re: [vile] Build error, vile 9.5o on Linux
Date: Wed, 5 Dec 2007 08:46:16 +0000
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.16 (2007-06-09)

On Tue, Dec 04, 2007 at 03:43:39PM -0500, Thomas Dickey wrote:
> On Tue, 4 Dec 2007, Gary Jennejohn wrote:
>> This won't be of any help, but the only thing I've managed to build
>> under Linux was xvile. Building vile always fails for some unexplained
>> reasons (missing curses libraries, etc).
> hmm (I don't have problems finding curses libraries - but I'm biased).
> Offhand, the only real build-problems I've had are
>       a) some very old Linux's (I have Slackware 3.6 on an old machine)
>          have broken locale support (dumps core).
>       b) some very old copies of flex were bundled with Tru64 4.0,
>          and I have to override the build with a good copy of flex.
> The lex-filt.l won't build with lex (just flex), so I special-cased that, 
> rather than spend two weeks making a C-implementation of it to save 150kb 
> of executable size.
> Otherwise, the filters work with lex (within lex's limits on buffer size).
> Obviously I haven't tested the configure script with missing tools that
> much...
It could well be that the system in question simply doesn't have lex
or flex, it appears to be a custom built system, I'll ask.

Chris Green

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