Updated: gcc-tools-automake-1.9.6-11

Charles Wilson cygwin@cwilson.fastmail.fm
Wed Jan 6 22:55:00 GMT 2010

Gcc requires that an unpatched, pristine version of automake be
used when preparing patches for official submission. For various
reasons [1] these pristine versions cannot coexist with the
existing automake packages in /usr.

gcc-4.3.x and gcc-4.4.x development requires the latest release
  in the automake-1.9.x series.
gcc-4.5.x development requires the latest release in the
  automake-1.11.x series.

To assist developers working within cygwin on multiple versions
of gcc, the gcc-tools-automake package has been restructured.
The 'gcc-tools-automake' package per se is now obsolete, and
serves as an upgrade helper to force installation of two new

  A. gcc-tools-epoch1-automake
     + installs into /opt/gcc-tools/epoch1/{bin,share}
     + version automake-1.9.6
  B. gcc-tools-epoch2-automake
     + installs into /opt/gcc-tools/epoch2/{bin,share}
     + version automake-1.11.1

Both of these new packages use the alternatives system to manage
symbolic links in /opt/gcc-tools/bin.  So, developers can now
  set PATH=/opt/gcc-tools/bin:$PATH
as has been required in the past when developing gcc on cygwin,
while using the alternatives system to ensure that the "correct"
version of the tools will be used for the gcc in question, or
  set PATH=/opt/gcc-tools/epochX/bin:$PATH
and ignore the alternatives symlinks.

Automake is a tool for automatically generating `Makefile.in' files
compliant with the GNU Coding Standards.

As expected now that cygwin-1.7.1 has been officially released, this
gcc-tools-automake package is available exclusively for cygwin-1.7.

[1] http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin-apps/2009-01/msg00007.html

Charles Wilson
volunteer automake maintainer for cygwin


To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link
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your system.  Then, run setup and answer all of the questions.


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