Upgrading from Ragel 5.20 to 5.21 on Mac OS X TigerEdit

These notes were made while installing Ragel 5.21 on Mac OS X Tiger.


As noted in "Installing Ragel 5.2.0 on Mac OS X Tiger", in order to build Ragel from Subversion you need to have Kelbt installed. Alternatively, you can build using the tarball.

Upgrading Kelbt

Kelbt (by Ragel’s author) is used when building from Subversion. A new version, Kelbt 0.12, was available; for more information see "Installing Kelbt 0.12 on Mac OS X Tiger".

Installation using the tarball

I tried to install via Subversion:

svn co svn://mambo.cs.queensu.ca/ragel/tags/ragel-5.21

But the server was down, so I fell back to using the tarball instead:

wget 'http://www.cs.queensu.ca/~thurston/ragel/ragel-5.21.tar.gz'
tar xzvf ragel-5.21.tar.gz
cd ragel-5.21/
cd test
cd ..
sudo make install