Updated: autoconf-devel-2.57-1

Charles Wilson cwilson@ece.gatech.edu
Wed Dec 18 15:32:00 GMT 2002

Version 2.57-1 of the autoconf-devel package is now available.
It contains GNU autoconf-2.57, installed into /usr/autotool/devel.

GNU autoconf-2.57 provides "Bug fixes for problems with AIX linker, with 
freestanding C compilers, with GNU m4 limitations, and with obsolete 
copies of GNU documents."

Changes since 2.54-1

o update to the GNU 2.57 release
o all 174 self tests successful (3 skipped)
o Official release notes (2.54-->2.55)
o Official release notes (2.55-->2.56)
o Official release notes (2.56-->2.57)

Back when I released autoconf-2.54, I said:
 > Yes, I know autoconf-2.55 will be released later this week.  But it
 > has some significant changes relative to past autoconfs; we'll hold
 > off on that for a while, and laugh at the pain and angst on the
 > autoconf mailing list.

Since they went thru 2.55, 2.56, and 2.57 in less than a month, it 
appears that was a good decision.  But, there have been very few reports 
of new problems with 2.57 in the two weeks that it has been available, 
so I think we're safe in upgrading...

Chuck Wilson

To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link
on the http://cygwin.com/ web page.  This downloads setup.exe to
your system.  Save it and run setup, answer the questions and pick
up 'autoconf-devel' from the 'Devel' category.

Note that downloads from sources.redhat.com (aka cygwin.com) aren't
allowed due to bandwidth limitations.  This means that you will need
to find a mirror which has this update.

In the US, ftp://mirrors.rcn.net/mirrors/sources.redhat.com/cygwin/
is a reliable high bandwidth connection.

In Japan, ftp://ftp.u-aizu.ac.jp/pub/gnu/gnu-win32/ is already

In DK, http://mirrors.sunsite.dk/cygwin/ is usually up-to-date.

If one of the above doesn't have the latest version of this package
you can either wait for the site to be updated or find another

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