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- From: Rob Walker <rwalker at qualcomm dot com>
- To: "cygwin at cygwin dot com" <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Mon, 28 Dec 2009 13:06:48 -0800
- Subject: Re: make-3.81-4
- References: <4B39123B.firstname.lastname@example.org> <20091228202627.GA4398@ednor.casa.cgf.cx>
Christopher Faylor wrote:
On Mon, Dec 28, 2009 at 12:16:59PM -0800, Rob Walker wrote:Ok, can't blame a guy for trying. Maintaining my own mirror with this
package tweak is tedious (especially recently).
It's been almost a year and a half since I made a request to have
Cygwin's GNU make updated with the upstream patches for colons in
dependencies and VPATH directives:
I'd like to re-request that this updated package be accepted by the make
The source and binary packages (assembled according to the instructions
at http://www.cygwin.com/setup.html) have been updated for Cygwin 1.7.1,
and are available here:
Thanks for posting your original link so that I could easily find my
This hasn't changed. I have absolutely no interest in keeping a patched
version of make around for this nonissue. In fact, it is my fervent
hope that by not patching make people are actually learning how to do
things the right way in a Cygwin environment.
When there is a new version of make released, I'll release a new
version for cygwin.
Please don't keep clamoring for this. I've made my intentions clear.
To re-offer my counter opinion:
Using Cygwin GNU make in a cross-target/cross-platform build environment
isn't "wrong" (it's possibly even inferrable goal of the RedHat Cygwin
product). For folks using Cygwin this way it's not a "nonissue".
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