10.24. Bison-3.0.4 64Bit

The Bison package contains a parser generator.

10.24.1. 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

10.24.2. Contents of Bison

Installed programs: bison, yacc
Installed library: liby.a
Installed directories: /usr/share/bison, /usr/share/doc/bison-3.0.4

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