[mod_python] flex path and version for compiling mod_python

Jim Gallacher jg.lists at sympatico.ca
Tue May 10 18:21:53 EDT 2005

Just to clarify, I'm parsing the output of flex --version to extract the 
version within the configure script, so I need the actual *output* of 
flex --version on your system, as opposed the version of your flex.


localhost:~$ flex --version
flex 2.5.31


Jim Gallacher wrote:
> Could I get a little input from folks?
> Currently, flex is needed for compiling mod_python but it's path is hard 
> coded in src/Makefile as /usr/local/bin/flex. Thus, on many systems 
> compilation will fail unless the Makefile is manually edited.
> The path for flex should really be determined by the configure script, 
> and it's version checked, as version 2.5.31 is the required minimum.
> I'd like to modify the configure script, but I first want to check that 
> the output of `flex --version` is the same on different platforms.
> Could people run the following on their systems and email the output to me?
> flex --version
> On Debian unstable the result is:
> flex 2.5.31
> You can email me directly rather than the list.
> Thanks,
> Jim
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