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RE: change in behavior of make from 3.80 to 3.81

On 15 August 2006 20:56, William A. Hoffman wrote:

> So, in this case, for
> those that want the old way of things to work, there is no amount of "work"
> they can do to make that happen.  

  Blatantly untrue.  Here is a VERY simple recipe you can follow to make it
work again:

1)  Use setup.exe to roll back your current make version to 3.80-1
2)  To make sure this doesn't ever get overwritten by a newer version even if
you want to upgrade the rest of your cygwin installation, you can edit
/etc/setup/installed.db; change the version number in the entry for make to
something ridiculous, like 9999.9999-9; setup.exe will always think your
installed version is newest.


1)  Use setup.exe to install the source package to 3.80-1.
2)  Compile and install it with a --prefix setting that places it earlier in
your $PATH (e.g. /usr/local instead of /usr).
3)  (Optional) Use setup.exe to uninstall the cygwin make package altogether.

  Trivial.  Elementary.  Easy.  Simple.  Take you ten minutes.  Twenty if you
aren't used to compiling source packages and have to try it a couple of times.

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