Bill Allombert on Wed, 21 Jul 2010 13:56:51 +0200

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Re: bison?

On Wed, Jul 21, 2010 at 12:17:11PM +0100, John Cremona wrote:
> When did bison become a prerequisite for building pari?  I see that it
> now is (in the svn development version).  It's not a problem for me
> personally since I only use Linux and bison is standard, but it has an
> effect on Sage (which does not have bison as a prerequisite).   Are
> there alternatives?

Bison is not a prerequisite for building PARI. However, if you use the SVN
version you need perl and bison (>=2.1). If Sage use a prope PARI tarball,
then it will not need bison since the bison-generated file will be included in
the tarball.

The same is true for GP2C (the SVN version require autoconf, automake, perl, bison and flex).