Mon Jun 2 15:43:00 GMT 2003
The Midnight Commander visual shell has been updated to version 4.6.0-3.
This update brings you a Midnight Commander linked against the latest
version of the ncurses library available on Cygwin.
A simple patch was applied to src/regex.c to enable the build. The code
in regerror() references __mempcpy() which is glibc specific. The patch
replaces the __mempcpy() call with a call to mempcpy() which is exported
by the Cygwin dll. This issue did not surface so far since Cygwin was
missing mempcpy() until recently.
The issue was brought to the attention of the MC developers.
Midnight Commander maintainer for Cygwin
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 'mc' from the 'Utils' category.
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.
In the US, ftp://mirrors.rcn.net/mirrors/sources.redhat.com/cygwin/
is a reliable high bandwidth connection.
In Japan, ftp://ftp.u-aizu.ac.jp/pub/gnu/gnu-win32/ is already
In DK, http://mirrors.sunsite.dk/cygwin/ is usually up-to-date.
If one of the above doesn't have the latest version of this package
you can either wait for the site to be updated or find another
Please send questions or comments to the Cygwin mailing list at:
cygwin at sources dot redhat dot com . If you want to subscribe go to:
http://cygwin.com/lists.html I would appreciate if you would use
this mailing list rather than emailing me directly. This includes
ideas and comments about the setup utility or Cygwin in general.
If you want to make a point or ask a question the Cygwin mailing
list is the appropriate place.
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