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[ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: m4-1.4.10b-2
- From: Eric Blake <ebb9 at byu dot net>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2008 06:39:44 -0600
- Subject: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: m4-1.4.10b-2
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Reply-to: The Cygwin Mailing List <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
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A new release of m4, 1.4.10b-2, is available, replacing 1.4.10b-1 as
current and leaving 1.4.10-1 as previous
This is a minor patch release. It applies an upstream patch to avoid an
assertion failure triggered when running autoconf on the PHP project. It
is marked as a beta release upstream, but I am marking it as the current
release because of the speed increase it offers to autoconf. (It helps
that I'm the upstream developer, and did my development primarily on cygwin ;)
See also /usr/share/doc/m4-1.4.10b/.
You must rebuild from source if you want the experimental changeword
feature enabled, as using it can slow down normal operation, and since it
will disappear from the eventual m4 2.0.
m4 is an implementation of the traditional Unix macro processor. It is
mostly SVR4 compatible although it has some extensions (for example,
handling more than 9 positional parameters to macros). GNU m4 also has
built-in functions for including files, running shell commands, doing
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.
Save it and run setup, answer the questions and pick up 'm4' from the
Note that downloads from sources.redhat.com (aka cygwin.com) aren't
allowed due to bandwidth limitations. This means that you will need to
find a mirror which has this update, please choose the one nearest to you:
If you want to make a point or ask a question the Cygwin mailing list is
the appropriate place.
volunteer cygwin m4 maintainer
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