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Bug 348354 - failure in bison version detection breaks build
failure in bison version detection breaks build
Product: GStreamer
Classification: Platform
Component: gstreamer (core)
git master
Other Linux
: Normal normal
: 0.10.10
Assigned To: GStreamer Maintainers
GStreamer Maintainers
Depends on:
Reported: 2006-07-22 18:36 UTC by Frederic Peters
Modified: 2006-07-24 12:12 UTC
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Description Frederic Peters 2006-07-22 18:36:44 UTC

Debian Sarge bison version is labelled '1.875d', the trailing 'd' makes the new
bison version check die.

A possible fix is to add `| tr -d '[:alpha:]` (common/m4/gst-parser.m4, line 12).
Comment 1 Elijah Newren 2006-07-23 02:01:57 UTC
Same bug here, except that the version I have is '1.875c' (on RHEL4).
Comment 2 Stefan Sauer (gstreamer, gtkdoc dev) 2006-07-23 09:31:02 UTC
2006-07-23  Stefan Kost  <>

        Patch by: Frederic Peters <>

        * m4/gst-parser.m4:
          Fix bison detection (#348354)
Comment 3 Frederic Peters 2006-07-23 21:53:41 UTC
Oops, sorry about the wrong comment, brackets need to be doubled in M4 files,

bison_version=`$BISON_PATH --version | head -n 1 | sed 's/^.*) //' | tr -d '[[:alpha:]]' | cut -d' ' -f1`
Comment 4 Tim-Philipp Müller 2006-07-24 12:12:26 UTC
Thanks, committed:

 2006-07-24  Tim-Philipp Müller  <tim at centricular dot net>

        Patch by: Frederic Peters <fpeters at entrouvert com>

        * m4/gst-parser.m4:
          Need to double square brackets in .m4 files. Should fix bison
          version detection with version numbers like 1.23a (#348354).