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Fwd: RE: Building bison?

Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2003 20:13:33 +0000
To: Jörg Schaible <>
From: Ian Badcoe <>
Subject: RE: Building bison?

At 08:38 18/11/2003 +0100, you wrote:

please stay on the list for ongoing conversation ...

Yeah, still here...

Sorry! You meant put my replies on the list, I only just understood you. I had no idea they weren't already.

I never understand why mail-lists don't use themselves as the reply-to address...

Ian Badcoe wrote on Monday, November 17, 2003 9:27 PM:
> At 14:40 17/11/2003 +0100, you wrote:
>> Ian Badcoe wrote on Monday, November 17, 2003 12:49 PM:
>> [snip]
>>>       1.875c behaves nicely to a ./configure and make but it then
>>> crashes immediately when I give it my input script.
>> Just an idea: Since Cygwin compiles as Unix flavour, the original
>> source may not be prepared to read files with CRLF. Try to run it
>> from a binary mounted folder providing a file with LF endings only.
> If I invoke bison indirectly:
>          bash -c "/usr/bin/bison MyFile.y ..."
> Then it works, so I suspect it's more to do with invocation than CRLF.

What is the value of your CYGWIN enrironment variable?

I don't seem to have one. Should I have?

I've always just let the install program and scripts do as they wanted and it's generally worked fine in the past.

> As a general question, is there generally a lot of difference between
> sources downloaded from GNU and one's acquired via cygwin?
> Or can one mix
> and match freely (bugs due to version differences notwithstanding)?

Changes for a package are normally documented in /usr/doc/Cygwin.

Aha! I'll look there immediately, thanks. Given the combination of unix-style man pages and GNU-style info pages and windows-style *.hlp pages and web-style *.htm pages, that's one location I wasn't even aware of. Many thanks.

Ian B


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