Hello,
 
While trying to compile binutils under msys my make of the binutils hangs on the flex part. I have identified the problem as flex hanging when trying to flex conftest.l, where conftest.l is made as follows.
 
cat >conftest.l <<_ACEOF
%%
%%
_ACEOF
 
Any file will do actually..
It expects input or something of the sort and does not return.
 
Putting the flex executable in /bin within msys hangs, however copy it to my /mingw/bin (fstab to mingw directory elsewhere on drive) it works perfectly
 
No difference in behavior between the following two:
http://jrfonseca.dyndns.org/projects/gnu-win32/software/ported/
http://gnuwin32.sourceforge.net/packages/flex.htm
 
This to me is kinda weird but still...
 
Now for the real error, it's exactly the same as rob pollock describes here:
http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?thread_id=6580856&forum_id=5119
 
However i now have flex and bison installed and have reconfigured but still get the same error, which i find peculiar. Any suggestions?
 
Using --prefix=/mingw and --disable-nls
 
 
Regards,

Crhis