[lfs-support] Problem in section 5.3 of lfs book

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Tue Nov 17 11:54:33 PST 2015

Joseph Hesse wrote:
> On 11/17/2015 01:17 PM, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
>> Joseph Hesse wrote:
>>> On 11/17/2015 12:33 PM, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
>>>> Have you run version-check.sh?  What does it say about yacc?
>>> Here is the output from version-check.sh
>>> bison (GNU Bison) 3.0.4
>>> yacc is
>> You do have bison.  That's good, but there is a problem with yacc. What
>> is the full output of 'yacc --help' or 'yacc --version'?  If those don't
>> give anything useful, then what do you get when you type 'yacc' alone on
>> the command line?
>> In any case what you will need to do (as root) is
>> rm /usr/bin/yacc
>> ln -s bison /usr/bin/yacc
>> or
>> rm /usr/bin/yacc
>> cat > /usr/bin/yacc << EOF
>> #! /bin/sh
>> exec '/usr/bin/bison' -y "$@"
>> EOF
> On my host system yacc alone or yacc --help produces a vertical list of
> options. yacc -V gives 1.9 20141128 (space is not an error)
> I implemented your suggestion on removing yacc in /usr/bin and making yacc
> a symbolic link to bison. Hopefully I won't have any more problems.

That version string indicates Berkeley yacc (byacc).  It might work but 
AFAIK has not been tested for LFS.

You should be good to go now.

   -- Bruce

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