building trunk ragel -- needs ragel??

Stephen Bannasch stephen.banna... at
Sun Mar 23 15:30:35 UTC 2008

I'd like to build a trunk version of ragel but am getting stuck early 
because ragel seems to require ragel to build.

Can I install an earlier version of ragel to get past this block?

svn co svn:// ragel
cd ragel
$ ./configure
checking for gcc... gcc
checking for C compiler default output file name... a.out
checking whether the C compiler works... yes
checking whether we are cross compiling... no
checking for suffix of executables...
checking for suffix of object files... o
checking whether we are using the GNU C compiler... yes
checking whether gcc accepts -g... yes
checking for gcc option to accept ISO C89... none needed
checking for g++... g++
checking whether we are using the GNU C++ compiler... yes
checking whether g++ accepts -g... yes
checking for ar... ar
checking for ranlib... ranlib
checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... yes
checking for ragel... no

error: ragel is required to build the parsers

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