zsh 5.8: configure fails only on 32bit

Peter A. Castro doctor@fruitbat.org
Thu Jun 25 21:09:06 GMT 2020

Greetings, Mark & Yasuhiro,

> From: Yasuhiro KIMURA <yasu@utahime.org>
> Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2020 08:28:12 +0900 (JST)
> Subject: Re: zsh 5.8: configure fails only on 32bit
> From: Mark Geisert <mark@maxrnd.com>
> Subject: Re: zsh 5.8: configure fails only on 32bit
> Date: Tue, 23 Jun 2020 19:38:42 -0700
> > Not sure if your end result will be a patch to the Cygwin zsh package
> > or an ITA of same.  In either case it seems like the Cygwin zsh
> > maintainer (Peter A. Castro) ought to be brought into this
> > conversation...
> I want to ask him some questions, so I'm very happy if he joins this
> conversation. However, as zsh package hasn't been updated for about
> two years even though 8 new versions are released by upstream, I
> wonder if he is still active as maintainer,

Sorry, I've been a little MIA due to many other things taking up my

As for updating zsh, I'll see about getting a new package rolled soon.
The releases of zsh post 5.5-1 have had their issues so I didn't feel
they were quite ready for Cygwin.  But 5.8 looks pretty good, so I'll
roll that up.

As to why you are having problems running configure on 32-bit, I can't
say as I don't use cygport to build it.  Also, I keep a somewhat older
version of Cygwin for building purposes so that zsh will run with older
versions too.

So, if all you desire is a newer release, give me a day or two and I'll
have get that uploaded.

> ---
> Yasuhiro KIMURA

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