Updated: m4-1.4.2-1

Eric Blake ebb9@byu.net
Thu Nov 18 01:05:00 GMT 2004

m4 has been updated to version 1.4.2

This release patches a security hole in m4 1.4: the maketemp macro now 
creates the temporary file, rather than just returning an unused filename. 
Additionally, the documentation has been moved to the /usr/share/info directory.

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 
arithmetic, etc.

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 'Interpreters' 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, please choose the one nearest
to you: http://cygwin.com/mirrors.html

If you want to make a point or ask a question the Cygwin mailing
list is the appropriate place.

Eric Blake

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