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Bug 40232

Summary: flex-2.5.4 refuses to build with "emerge system"
Product: Gentoo Linux Reporter: Florian Streck <streck>
Component: [OLD] Core systemAssignee: Gentoo's Team for Core System packages <base-system>
Severity: normal    
Priority: High    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: x86   
OS: Linux   
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

Description Florian Streck 2004-02-02 17:21:13 UTC
emerge -v system stopped witha an error in flex.
It Complained about the file scan.c (the error message did not hint what the problem was).

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce: stage1-x64 release 1.4
3.emerge system

Actual Results:  
emerge system stopped with an error message

Expected Results:  
completed the emerge

I also found the solution.
In the Makefile in /var/tmp/portage/flex-2.5.4a-r5/work/flex-2.5.4 is a command
to copy the file initscan.c to scan.c
This copy fails (dunno why).
Copying it by hand and then executing ebuild compile, ebuild preinst, ebuild
postinst, ebuild qmerge solved the problem.
After this "emerge system" continued withoud any trouble.

Anyway it would be nice if it would compile automatically.
Comment 1 Jon Portnoy (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-03-29 13:34:18 UTC
I can't reproduce this. Anybody else?
Comment 2 SpanKY gentoo-dev 2004-05-03 12:49:03 UTC
please re-open when you have actual error message and `emerge info`