10.26. Bison-3.0.2 64Bit

The Bison package contains a parser generator.

10.26.1. Installation of Bison

Prepare Bison for compilation:

CC="gcc ${BUILD64}" CXX="g++ ${BUILD64}" \
    ./configure --prefix=/usr --libdir=/usr/lib64

Compile the package:


To test the results, issue:

make check

Install the package:

make install

10.26.2. Contents of Bison

Installed programs: bison, yacc
Installed library: liby.a
Installed directory: /usr/share/bison

Short Descriptions


Generates, from a series of rules, a program for analyzing the structure of text files; Bison is a replacement for Yacc (Yet Another Compiler Compiler)


A wrapper for bison, meant for programs that still call yacc instead of bison; it calls bison with the -y option


The Yacc library containing implementations of Yacc-compatible yyerror and main functions; this library is normally not very useful, but POSIX requires it