Fedora Core 5 Update: bison-2.1-2.FC5

Roland McGrath roland at redhat.com
Tue May 2 16:09:20 UTC 2006

Fedora Update Notification

Product     : Fedora Core 5
Name        : bison
Version     : 2.1                      
Release     : 2.FC5                  
Summary     : A GNU general-purpose parser generator.
Description :
Bison is a general purpose parser generator that converts a grammar
description for an LALR(1) context-free grammar into a C program to
parse that grammar. Bison can be used to develop a wide range of
language parsers, from ones used in simple desk calculators to complex
programming languages. Bison is upwardly compatible with Yacc, so any
correctly written Yacc grammar should work with Bison without any
changes. If you know Yacc, you shouldn't have any trouble using
Bison. You do need to be very proficient in C programming to be able
to use Bison. Bison is only needed on systems that are used for

If your system will be used for C development, you should install

Update Information:

When generating a parser function of no arguments, the K&R C
code produced inside #ifndef __STDC__ contained a syntax error.

This update fixes the bug.

* Mon May  1 2006 Roland McGrath <roland at redhat.com> - 2.1-2.FC5
- Fix K&R parser definition when it has no arguments (#190376).

This update can be downloaded from:

c5b7fc6586638db24382bc8ace194c6152e0df40  SRPMS/bison-2.1-2.FC5.src.rpm
886b40ff4158c6ceaf63cc5b56f82306e6f83634  ppc/bison-2.1-2.FC5.ppc.rpm
dee459107843952d5441bd1f4917824901d0595d  ppc/bison-devel-2.1-2.FC5.ppc.rpm
166b5e7709fca07d447bbbe33f960c7ba77c1f34  ppc/bison-runtime-2.1-2.FC5.ppc.rpm
c03c75cc1fdc9f7f4d80db55cb821e4ee6be75ef  ppc/debug/bison-debuginfo-2.1-2.FC5.ppc.rpm
e0a913094b68dd2c07e77ad855bf131bd18b812d  x86_64/bison-2.1-2.FC5.x86_64.rpm
1dc689cf74ba4020d1f2a4623fdb34aebb1413fa  x86_64/bison-devel-2.1-2.FC5.x86_64.rpm
2c35da5a151e3fa29af876a31e3cd853364da8ab  x86_64/bison-runtime-2.1-2.FC5.x86_64.rpm
8b2778ff5d0d66d7444d4868ec5f07bdf235e89a  x86_64/debug/bison-debuginfo-2.1-2.FC5.x86_64.rpm
661b864e95057891e8435436a8b8c2f610a7dec8  i386/bison-2.1-2.FC5.i386.rpm
6c56b4f9ad9a648b14aea7a23cd40be90a0ce106  i386/bison-devel-2.1-2.FC5.i386.rpm
0cc5ffa12b87dbe420c3ad6e972df537be521dea  i386/bison-runtime-2.1-2.FC5.i386.rpm
94c5cd5e819e7e0f453da78e797e396fb8161346  i386/debug/bison-debuginfo-2.1-2.FC5.i386.rpm

This update can be installed with the 'yum' update program.  Use 'yum update
package-name' at the command line.  For more information, refer to 'Managing
Software with yum,' available at http://fedora.redhat.com/docs/yum/.

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