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Re: upgrade advice for end users

Eli Zaretskii wrote:
Date: Fri, 5 Jan 2007 15:49:14 -0800 (PST)
From: fschmidt

2. Replace /bin/make.exe with . The new version of make can't handle colons, so replace the new version with
an old make that can handle colons.

The binary of Make at that URL is not an old version, it's the same latest version 3.81 of Make with a patch applied that makes it support DOS-style file names with drive letters.

And once that version stabilizes, lo-and-behold, it will become the next release of make on Cygwin. Who would've thought? ;-) fschmidt should really be more thorough when researching the history of a previously discussed issue before making bold proclamations about handling such issues and the directions Cygwin should be heading in.

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A: Yes.
> Q: Are you sure?
>> A: Because it reverses the logical flow of conversation.
>>> Q: Why is top posting annoying in email?

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