8.33. Bison-3.8.2

The Bison package contains a parser generator.

Approximate build time: 2.3 SBU
Required disk space: 62 MB

8.33.1. Installation of Bison

Prepare Bison for compilation:

./configure --prefix=/usr --docdir=/usr/share/doc/bison-3.8.2

Compile the package:


To test the results (about 5.5 SBU), issue:

make check

Install the package:

make install

8.33.2. Contents of Bison

Installed programs: bison and 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