new setup.exe crashes with kde's setup.ini

Robert Collins
Thu Jun 27 06:51:00 GMT 2002

> -----Original Message-----
> From: 
> [] On Behalf Of John Marshall
> Sent: Thursday, 27 June 2002 9:36 PM
> To:
> Subject: Re: new setup.exe crashes with kde's setup.ini
> On Thu, Jun 27, 2002 at 09:27:47PM +1000, Robert Collins wrote:
> >> (Hey, nice parse error message!  That'll help if the 
> bizarre parse error
> >> prc-tools's setup.ini was intermittently getting recurs.)
> > 
> > Errm, Are you being sarcastic or literal here? I didn't 
> mean to improve the
> > parse error feedback, but if I have, then cool.
> Literal.  With the kde-cygwin setup.ini I got
>     parse error, unexpected LEX_EOF, expecting PACKAGE_NAME 
> or NL or AT
> I think this means you're using a new bison with a whizzy new default
> error handler.  Or maybe it's been like this for a while, and I didn't
> notice because the prc-tools one errored out so early.

Nope, no new bison. I did make the lex rules much more explicit,
replacing literals in the bison source with symbols from lex. I think
that that has made the error more legible.
> (Hmmm... and then when I went back to the mirrors page and hit Next
> again to redownload setup.ini, I got two copies of the error message.
> And then three the next time.  And then...)

Yah, plenty of room for improvement :}.


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