[syslog-ng] Compile error on Ubuntu 8.04

Nate Hausrath hausrath at gmail.com
Mon May 11 17:27:21 CEST 2009

So it turns out that I did have flex installed, but it still gave me
the same error.  So I removed the git directory and started a new one.
 When I ran autogen.sh, I noticed this time that it said:

tests/functional/Makefile.am:5: blank line following trailing backslash

I opened that file and removed the backslash at the end of line 5 and
ran it again.  It didn't give me any errors, so I proceeded with
./configure and make.  Everything worked this time!

I'm not sure if that Makefile had anything to do with it or not.
However, I wanted to post this in case someone else ran across the
same problem.

- Nate

On Fri, May 8, 2009 at 9:17 AM, Balazs Scheidler <bazsi at balabit.hu> wrote:
> On Thu, 2009-05-07 at 10:04 -0400, Nate Hausrath wrote:
>> Hello everyone,
>> I'm attempting to compile and install the latest syslog-ng 3.0 from
>> source (downloaded from the git repository).  I believe I have
>> installed all the dependencies (configure does not complain).
>> However, I am receiving the following error when running make.
>> /bin/bash ../ylwrap cfg-lex.l .c cfg-lex.c -- /bin/bash
>> /home/nhausrath/packages/syslog-ng.git/missing --run flex
>> make[2]: *** [cfg-lex.c] Error 1
>> make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/nhausrath/packages/syslog-ng.git/src'
>> make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
>> make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/nhausrath/packages/syslog-ng.git'
>> make: *** [all] Error 2
>> It seems the error is in cfg-lex.l, but I can't tell what exactly is
>> causing the problem.  Of course, it may be something completely
>> different that I am not familiar with.
> you don't have flex installed.
> --
> Bazsi
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