Subject: bison and
To: None <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 03/21/2004 23:50:04
I've a problem with net/libIDL: Makefile has
USE_GNU_TOOLS+=         lex yacc

which causes work.funk/.tools/bin/yacc to be linked to /usr/pkg/bin/bison
but the configure script wants to use 'bison' and not 'yacc', and fails:
checking whether yytext is a pointer... yes
checking for bison... /usr/pkg/bin/bison -y
checking for /usr/pkg/bin/bison... no
configure: error: /usr/pkg/bin/bison -y is not usable as yacc - consider using bison
*** Error code 1

Shoud I patch the configure script, or is there another way to handle this ?

Manuel Bouyer <>
     NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference