Unusual request: get bison 1.35 back as prev version
Mon Jan 27 22:09:00 GMT 2003
> The problem with this scenario is that it requires that a user revert
> their version of bison just for this package. It also assumes that
> bison is not going to change. That is not the case. There is a new
> version of bison coming soon. So the old version will soon be 1.75.
> So, if I put back 1.35 today and you published instructions to drop back
> to "prev" then they will only work for a limited amount of time anyway.
That would have been fine with me ;-), it's only for the current stable
version (OOo 1.0.2), as I said the newer versions in cvs don't have
problems with newer bisons.
>>Then, and not any time earlier, I will probably put the bison package
>>to a special OOo download mirror, and I propably will have to re-create
>>the source archive also, but that's not your business.
>>I'd like to have as less steps needed to get the build environment
>>complete as possible.
>>Christopher: It would help the OOo comunity a lot to get this "previous"
>>package, and it is only temporally needed, as the next stable release
>>will certainly work with the newest, latest, greatest bison.
> Can I suggest that a much less intrusive solution would be to provide
> patches to the affected .y files to get them to work with the latest
> version of bison? Then people just have to apply a patch and move
> on, rather than having to download an executable and figure out what
> to do with it.
Hmm, yes, this just means a: do a cvs checkout for OOO_STABLE_1.
Unfortunately you cannot request such things from "newbies".
> So, no, I'm not going to put the old version of bison back. I'm sorry.
Hmm, OK, but you could do me a favor and put the 1.35 release (only the
source package, I still have the binary package) where I can get it, or
just mail it to me. This would spare me at least the rebuild of the
source package, and I can put it on an OOo server (including the sources
with patches). Just for the time it is still needed.
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