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Re: Various tools update request



You might also wish to verify your complaints against the latest publicly released tiger sources:

http://www.opensource.apple.com/darwinsource/WWDC2004/

Yes, they're 9 months old by now... but you may find newer versions there than in the 10.3.x sources.

Please make sure that you file *individual* bugs for each project upgrade request. Including the link to the website and tarball (along with any patches necessary to make the latest and greatest compile).

Thanks!

-eric
(former darwin hacker)


On Feb 21, 2005, at 3:37 AM, Adriaan van Os wrote:

I request that Apple updates some of the tools distributed with OS X/Darwin and Xcode

- bison
An old version gets installed.
Bison 2.0 has been released
<ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/bison/bison-2.0.tar.gz>

- sed
FreeBSD sed gets installed, but it is crippled (doesn't recognize regular expressions)
GNU sed is preferred
<ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/sed/>


- flex
An old version of flex gets installed.
Please note that flex is now on sourceforge (previously on gnu ftp servers)
<http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=72099>


- help2man
Unfortunately, this tool is not installed with Xcode or OS X/Darwin
(it can be configured with --enable-nls=no to prevent build problems)
<ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/help2man/help2man-1.35.1.tar.gz>

- configure problems
There is a bug in Mac OS X that causes problems when configuring many software packages (see e.g.<http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-coreutils/2004-08/ msg00039.html>). As a result of this bug, the coreutils command "uname -p" reports "unknown". This confuses config.guess.


Regards,

Adriaan van Os

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