Updated: gcc-tools-epoch1-autoconf-2.59-2

Charles Wilson cygwin@cwilson.fastmail.fm
Fri Aug 2 13:38:00 GMT 2013

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

gcc-4.3.x and gcc-4.4.x development requires autoconf-2.59
gcc-4.5.x thru gcc-4.8.x development requires autoconf-2.64

This package provides autoconf-2.59 and installs into
/opt/gcc-tools/epoch1/{bin,share} for use when developing
gcc-4.3.x and gcc-4.4.x.

For more information about these new *-epochN packages, see

Autoconf is an extensible package of m4 macros that produce shell
scripts to automatically configure software source code packages.

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

* Rely on cygport to autogenerate setup.hint files
* Provide cygwin64 version

Charles Wilson
volunteer autoconf maintainer for cygwin


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