Re: tcptrace-bugs Compile Problem + ns2 support

From: Joshua Blanton (
Date: 02/21/06

Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2006 12:43:30 -0500
From: Joshua Blanton <>
Subject: Re: tcptrace-bugs Compile Problem + ns2 support
Message-ID: <>

Joshua Blanton wrote:
> Hm, it looks like your version of flex doesn't like our scanner
> file... Off the top of my head I don't know of a quick fix for
> that - I see that my ubuntu box doesn't like that file either.
> Perhaps a new version of flex chokes on the input (I thought it
> might be gcc4, but I tried with gcc 3.4 as well and it fails too).
> Hopefully someone else can track this down; if not, I'll try and
> track it down when I get some free time.

So a quick google search reveals that flex is broken in later
versions; install "flex-old" in debian (it exists in Ubuntu -
hopefully it's there in debian as well) and you should be able to
build tcptrace.


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