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Re: problem building egcs-1.1.2

On Mon, Mar 29, 1999 at 08:41:54PM -0500, wrote:
>In a message dated 3/29/99 6:34:25 AM Pacific Standard Time,
> writes:
>> So far, I only found that the expect interpreter has the pathname problem. 
>> All
>>  other cygwin tools appear ok. //<drive letter>/ did not work either. It had
>> to be
>>  a relative path, or start with a dirver letter and colon.
>Some of the cygwin snapshots, begining with the Jan. 23 version, gave me this
>problem with not recognizing //d, requiring either d: or not working at all
>with drive designation, however the Mar. 8 snapshot has cured this.  Its main
>annoying feature is the continual warning about losing track of a job numbered
>something like 2^31.  The last 2 snapshots refused to run tar, so I backed
>them out.  For the time being, I've also backed out my installation of
>make-3.77, as the Mar. 8 snapshot seems to do OK with its own version of make.

Are you submitting bug reports on the snapshots?  If so these are not
adequate.  I don't know what "refused to run tar" means, for example.

As far as the snapshots not interpreting //d correctly, please be advised
that this "feature" will be deprecated in the next release.  It will still
work, but the new way to access drives will be via a new mechanism: /cygdrive/d .


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