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FS#14911 - [flex] has missing dependency. m4

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Cristóvão Cruz (meugninez) - Monday, 01 June 2009, 19:46 GMT
Last edited by Allan McRae (Allan) - Saturday, 06 June 2009, 08:41 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Core
Status Closed
Assigned To Allan McRae (Allan)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 2
Private No


Description: Flex has missing dependency. m4

Additional info:
* package version: 2.5.35-1

Steps to reproduce:
Just try to use flex without m4 and it will fail with "flex: fatal internal error, exec failed"
This task depends upon
 FS#13624 - add infopages to GNU packages 

Closed by  Allan McRae (Allan)
Saturday, 06 June 2009, 08:41 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  flex 2.5.35-3
Comment by Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi (djgera) - Monday, 01 June 2009, 19:47 GMT
yes, but flex and m4 are both in base-devel, is supose to install all group.

Anyway is interesting is making the correct depends, agree.
Comment by Cristóvão Cruz (meugninez) - Monday, 01 June 2009, 19:54 GMT
I don't think that I should install bison if I am never going to use it.
Anyway, I tryed to search in the forums and could not find what is the current policy regarding de dependencies of base and base-devel, but it cannot harm to have them correct. If I was supposed to install the whole base-devel, perhaps it should be as a dependency to all packages in that group.