Package Details: bison27 2.7.1-4

Git Clone URL: https://aur.archlinux.org/bison27.git (read-only)
Package Base: bison27
Description: General-purpose parser generator
Upstream URL: http://www.gnu.org/software/bison/bison.html
Licenses: GPL3
Groups: base-devel
Conflicts: bison
Provides: bison=2.7.1
Submitter: korrode
Maintainer: xyproto
Last Packager: xyproto
Votes: 21
Popularity: 0.468406
First Submitted: 2013-11-20 00:51
Last Updated: 2015-06-10 13:00

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xyproto commented on 2013-11-30 19:40

@itman, I agree, but I think this package is an exception. It only exists in order to make a handful of old applications work. Nobody will be fixing the source code for bison 2.7.

If this package proves to be problematic, either in terms of checks breaking or in terms of checks missing/not being executed, I doubt anyone cares, except in order to make their old applications work.

If we are talking correctness, I would say removing this package completely and running old applications in virtual machines or chroots/linux containers, by using old linux distributions, is the "correct" solution.

itman commented on 2013-11-30 19:01

Previous version was working fine on my end, "check" wise. Not too sure about the removal of checks...

xyproto commented on 2013-11-28 13:55

Removed the check function. Thanks for testing, leonardof.

leonardof commented on 2013-11-27 23:48

Somehow it didn't work for me. Commenting out the whole check() part made the package install fine, and after one more tweak somewhere else I am finally able to run Stata on Linux.

xyproto commented on 2013-11-26 21:48

Updated the package to continue packaging if the tests fail. Hopefully this will solve the problems for the users that need to use bison27. If anyone wishes to fix it properly instead of using a workaround, patches and good suggestions are more than welcome. That's life with old versions of software. :)

xyproto commented on 2013-11-26 21:48

Updated the package to continue packaging if the tests fail. Hopefully this will solve the problems for the users that need to use bison27. If anyone wishes to fix it properly instead of using a workaround, patches and good suggestions are more than welcome. That's life with unmaintained software. :)

AJSchat commented on 2013-11-26 21:09

Mine built fine (just compiled it), perhaps it is a Java issue?

$ java -version
java version "1.7.0_45"
OpenJDK Runtime Environment (IcedTea 2.4.3) (ArchLinux build 7.u45_2.4.3-1-x86_64)
OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (build 24.45-b08, mixed mode)

I use OpenJDK, perhaps it will build fine when using OpenJDK JRE instead of Java JRE.

larvan commented on 2013-11-26 05:11

Makepkg fails here. See the log at http://pastebin.com/g7cse887
System is up to date.

$ java -version
java version "1.7.0_45"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.7.0_45-b18)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 24.45-b08, mixed mode)

leonardof commented on 2013-11-25 22:30

Yes, my system is up to date, and has been updated a couple of times since I first tried installing libgnomeprint/bison27.

xyproto commented on 2013-11-25 19:22

@leonardof
The errors in the log does not seem to have anything to do with Java. Are all the other packages on your system up to date? Are anybody else able to reproduce your problem?

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