m4 1.4.16-1 doesn't seem to work

Christopher Faylor cgf-use-the-mailinglist-please@cygwin.com
Tue May 17 22:38:00 GMT 2011

On Tue, May 17, 2011 at 04:33:37PM -0600, Eric Blake wrote:
>On 05/17/2011 04:09 PM, Uday S Reddy wrote:
>> Eric Blake writes:
>>> Usually the symptom of a missing dll.
>>> What does 'cygcheck /usr/bin/m4' show?
>> Hi Eric, thanks for getting back.
>> The cygcheck m4 1.4.16 looks normal to me.
>> maruti[8.2.x]: cygcheck /usr/bin/m4
>> C:\Cygwin\bin\m4.exe
>>   C:\Cygwin\bin\cygwin1.dll
>>     C:\WINDOWS\system32\ADVAPI32.DLL
>>       C:\WINDOWS\system32\KERNEL32.dll
>>         C:\WINDOWS\system32\ntdll.dll
>>       C:\WINDOWS\system32\RPCRT4.dll
>>         C:\WINDOWS\system32\Secur32.dll
>>   C:\Cygwin\bin\cyggcc_s-1.dll
>>   C:\Cygwin\bin\cygsigsegv-2.dll
>> maruti[8.2.x]: m4 --version
>> (no output)
>Odd; that says all your dlls are in place.  The only other thing that I
>can suspect is that you have an incomplete dll, where you are missing a
>required entry point (perhaps you are running too old of a
>cygwin1.dll?).  What is $? after the failed m4?  Also, can you try
>opening up a cmd window, and running m4 from there, to see if you get a
>useful popup box? (running under a cygwin shell intentionally suppresses
>dll link error popup boxes)
>> Problem reports:       http://cygwin.com/problems.html
>Posting your 'cygcheck -svr' output would help, as well.

Also "ldd /usr/bin/m4.exe" might provide more of a clue.


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