Updated: make 3.79

Chris Faylor cgf@cygnus.com
Thu Jun 8 18:52:00 GMT 2000

I've uploaded a new version of make to sourceware/pub/cygwin/latest.
This is make version 3.79 straight from the FSF with the usual Cygwin
modifications to support the MAKE_MODE=unix, MAKE_MODE=windows, --unix,
--windows, abomin.., er, features.

I've also turned on the code in make which eats CRs before LFs so
that it should no longer matter if a makefile has CRLF line endings
in a binary mounted directory.

To update your installation, CREATE AN EMPTY DIRECTORY, cd to it, and
download the latest version of setup.exe from the cygwin/latest
directory at a cygwin mirror site near you.  Then type:

setup make

Answer the questions as you did when you first installed cygwin.  This
procedure should only update the make package.

Once the setup is complete you may remove this newly created directory.
It will contain the setup.exe program, a setup log file, and the
make tar file.  None of these are needed for further operation of make
but you can keep them around if you are interested in reinstalling
stuff later.

As usual, I have only updated sourceware.  The make files will take a
while to propagate to the mirror sites.

Also, note that I am not the normal Cygwin make maintainer.  Eric
Christopher had volunteered for this duty and will be making future
releases.  He's recently moved to a new job within Red Hat, however,
and hasn't had a lot of time.  I thought I should make it a priority
to make a new release of make which does not make funny error messages when
confronted with files who were made with "incorrect" line endings.

Christopher Faylor
Cygwin Engineering Manager
Red Hat, Inc.

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