[ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: automake1.11-1.11.6-2
Fri Aug 2 14:33:00 GMT 2013
Automake is a tool for automatically generating `Makefile.in's
suitable for use with Autoconf, compliant with the GNU Makefile
standards, and portable to various make implementations. This
package contains the latest version of automake 1.11 system,
This is a routine packaging update.
This cygwin package, automake1.11, can be installed without conflict
alongside the existing automake1.14 ... automake1.12, and automake1.10
... automake1.4 cygwin packages.
CHANGES SINCE 1.11.6-1
* Rely on cygport to autogenerate setup.hints
* Update config.sub/config.guess to latest standard (supports
* Use 'alternatives' only for documentation; rely on wrapper
to handle the tools themselves.
* First cygwin64 release
CHANGES (excerpts from upstream announcement):
1.11.6: This message announces the Automake 1.11.6 bug-fixing
1.11.6: This release FIXES A SECURITY VULNERABILITY (CVE-2012-3386),
1.11.6: so you are strongly encouraged to upgrade your existing
1.11.6: Automake installation ASAP.
1.11.6: With this release, the recipe of the 'distcheck' target no
1.11.6: longer grants temporary world-wide write permissions on the
1.11.6: extracted distdir. Even if such rights were only granted for
1.11.6: a vanishingly small time window, the implied race condition
1.11.6: proved to be enough to allow a local attacker to run arbitrary
1.11.6: code with the privilegesof the user running "make distcheck".
1.11.6: The fix of this security vulnerability is the only change
1.11.6: between the earlier 1.11.5 release and the present 1.11.6 one.
1.11.6: See the original release announcement for details.
cyg32| 2 of 910 tests failed
cyg32| (41 tests were not run)
cyg64| 5 of 913 tests failed
cyg64| (38 tests were not run)
both| FAIL: compile_f90_c_cxx.test
Looks like a bug in the test. It expects a copy of
config.guess/config.sub in the testing directory, but
never copies it there nor runs automake with --add-missing.
Seems to be a bug in our version of lzma (from xz-5.02). It
reports "lzma: (stdin): Cannot allocate memory" whenever an
attempt is made to compress a stdio stream. (64bit lzma.exe
In each case, these tests are skipped on cyg32 (no vala
installed). The failure appears to be a mismatch between the
expectations of the test and the capabilities of my vala:
Any attempt to actally launch valac reports: "error: Unknown
I'm really not too concerned about these failures, since they all appear
to be (a) bugs in the testsuite, or (b) bugs in other programs.
volunteer automake maintainer for cygwin
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. Then, run setup and answer all of the questions.
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