Updated: make-3.79-2

Chris Faylor cgf@cygnus.com
Fri Jun 23 21:55:00 GMT 2000


I've installed a new version of make in sourceware:/cygwin/latest/make.

Changes:

- Fixed a crash when make encountered an empty (i.e. just a tab)
  rule line when make --win32 or MAKE_MODE=win32 was specified.
  (If you are not seeing this error, there is no need to upgrade
  from a previous version of make-3.79.)

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.  This site seems to
be a good mirror (it has the new version of make already):

    ftp://ftp.freesoftware.com/pub/sourceware/cygwin/latest/

Once you've downloaded setup, type:

    setup make

Answer the questions as you did when you first installed Cygwin,
specifying whatever mirror site you used to download the package.

This procedure will only update the make package.  If you have not
previously used the new setup.exe program to install a version of
Cygwin, you probably will need to install the entire Cygwin package for
correct operation.

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
everything later.  The setup.log file contains diagnostics that will
be helpful if your installation failed for some reason.

Note that, if you do not use the mirror site above, the make files may
take a while to propagate to other mirror sites.

If you have questions or comments, please send them to the Cygwin
mailing list at:  cygwin@sourceware.cygnus.com .  I would appreciate
if you would use this mailing list rather than emailing me directly.
This includes ideas and comments about the setup utility or Cygwin
in general.

If you want to make a point or ask a question the Cygwin mailing list is
the appropriate place.

Christopher Faylor
GDB/Cygwin Engineering Manager
Red Hat, Inc.


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