Language and Page Formatting Options
Updated flex packages that fix one bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The flex packages provide a utility for generating scanners. The scanners are programs that can recognize lexical patterns in text.
- Previously, the flex static libraries for 32-bit and 64-bit architectures were included in the same package. Consequently, an attempt to compile an i386 code on an x86_64 system failed unless the 64-bit version of the flex utility had been removed. With this update, the libraries have been moved to separate packages, and flex works as expected in the described scenario.
Users of flex are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix this bug.