Subject: pkg/31493: mit-krb5-1.4.2nb2 fails to build with bison-2.1
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Date: 10/06/2005 11:32:00
>Synopsis: mit-krb5-1.4.2nb2 fails to build with bison-2.1
>Arrival-Date: Thu Oct 06 11:32:00 +0000 2005
>Originator: Neil Hoggarth
>Release: Solaris 9
Laboratory of Physiology, Oxford University
SunOS saros 5.9 Generic_118558-10 sun4u sparc SUNW,Ultra-30
I'm attempting to build package mit-krb5-1.4.2nb2 on Solaris. The compilation process makes use of bison as a yacc replacement, but for input file "foo.y" bison produces an output file "foo.tab.c" rather than the traditional yacc fixed filename "y.tab.c". The mit-krb5 build seems to expect the traditional yacc fixed filename behaviour. Output from failed build:
getdate.y: conflicts: 4 shift/reduce
mv y.tab.c getdate.c
mv: cannot access y.tab.c
*** Error code 2
bmake: stopped in /export/scratch/pkgsrc/security/mit-krb5/work/krb5-1.4.2/src/kadmin/cli
There is a second instance of the problem with ftpcmd.y in pkgsrc/security/mit-krb5/work/krb5-1.4.2/src/appl/gssftp/ftpd.
Install bison-2.1 from pkgsrc.
(there is an unresolved information-disclosure vulnerability affecting the telnet client included in v1.4.2nb2, but it is better than the package version which I'm running currently, which has a DoS and remote-code-execution vulnerabilities in addition to the information-disclosure problem!).
I worked around by cd-ing into the appropriate work directories, making the appropriate objects by hand, then returning to the package's top level and restarting the make.
mv getdate.tab.c getdate.c
According to the documentation, to get traditional yacc behaviour out of bison, one is supposed to run "bison -y", "bison --yacc".