bison - YACC-compatible parser generator

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Main amd64
Package filename bison_3.0.4.dfsg-1_amd64.deb
Package name bison
Package version 3.0.4.dfsg
Package release 1
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Category devel
License -
Maintainer Ubuntu Developers <>
Download size 253.38 KB
Installed size 1.37 MB
Bison is a general-purpose parser generator that converts a
grammar description for an LALR(1) context-free grammar into a C
program to parse that grammar.  Once you are proficient with Bison, you
may use it to develop a wide range of language parsers, from those used
in simple desk calculators to complex programming languages.
Bison is upward compatible with Yacc: all properly-written Yacc
grammars ought to work with Bison with no change.  Anyone familiar with
Yacc should be able to use Bison with little trouble.  Documentation of
the program is in the bison-doc package.


Package Version Architecture Repository
bison_3.0.4.dfsg-1_i386.deb 3.0.4.dfsg i386 Ubuntu Main
bison - - -


Name Value
libbison-dev = 2:3.0.4.dfsg-1
libc6 >= 2.15
m4 -


Type URL
Binary Package bison_3.0.4.dfsg-1_amd64.deb
Source Package bison

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install bison deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install bison




2015-08-05 - Chuan-kai Lin <>
bison (2:3.0.4.dfsg-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream version. (Closes: #733942, #772653)
* Update Standards-Version to (no change required).
* Adopt machine-readable format for debian/copyright.
* Use /bin/sh as interpreter in preinst. (Closes: #736237)
* Enable verbose build logs. Thanks to Helmut Grohne <>
for the patch. (Closes: #751342)
2013-12-16 - Chuan-kai Lin <>
bison (2:3.0.2.dfsg-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix parallel builds by inhibiting example code extraction in Makefiles
(Closes: #732034).
2013-12-09 - Chuan-kai Lin <>
bison (2:3.0.2.dfsg-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version (Closes: #729745).
* Update Standards-Version to (no change required).
2013-05-16 - Chuan-kai Lin <>
bison (2:2.7.1.dfsg-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version (Closes: #694951, #701388).
* Update Standards-Version to (no change required).
* Revise makeinfo inhibit in debian/rules.
2012-11-01 - Chuan-kai Lin <>
bison (2:2.5.dfsg-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Bump epoch to downgrade unstable version from 2.6.2.dfsg-1 back to
2.5.dfsg-3.  Incompatibility in 2.6.2 introduces FTBFS in unstable,
and we are in a freeze, hence this temporary workaround.  This version
is identical to 1:2.5.dfsg-2.1 except this changelog file and the new
version number (Closes: #691928).
2012-09-23 - Chuan-kai Lin <>
bison (1:2.6.2.dfsg-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version.
* Switch build system from CDBS to debhelper v9.
* Update Standards-Version to (no change required).
* Add ChangeLog-1998 and ChangeLog-2012 to binary packages.
2011-11-25 - Raphaƫl Hertzog <>
bison (1:2.5.dfsg-2.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Add "Conflicts: liby-dev (= 1:2.5.dfsg-1)" to libbison-dev to ensure
that this version that should never have existed gets dropped from
user's systems. Closes: #645038
2011-10-07 - Chuan-kai Lin <>
bison (1:2.5.dfsg-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Rename liby-dev to libbison-dev to avoid name conflict with Y sound
server library header files (closes: #644200)
2011-10-02 - Chuan-kai Lin <>
bison (1:2.5.dfsg-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release (closes: #631607, #643358)
* Update Standards-Version to
* Fixed all lintian warnings
* Convert package to 3.0 (quilt) format
* Move liby.a to the new liby-dev package for multiarch support.  Thanks
to Riku Voipio <> for patch (closes: #642081)
2009-09-16 - Chuan-kai Lin <>
bison (1:2.4.1.dfsg-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Move upstream yacc.1 man page to bison.yacc.1 and let the alternatives
system manage yacc.1 (closes: #538395)
* Remove worthless README.Debian file (closes: #536805)
* Update Standards-Version to

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