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Building make under Windows with CygWin

From: John Ousterhout
Subject: Building make under Windows with CygWin
Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2001 16:37:38 -0700

I've been trying to build GNU make 3.79.1-3 from sources in the CygWin
environment, but I can't get the configure script to complete successfully.
Here's more detail:

- I'm running under Windows 2000; I have the default binary installation
  of CygWin, plus the sources for make 3.79.1-3, downloaded via CygWin's

- I assumed the standard mechanism for building would work, namely type
  "./configure" followed by "make".

- However, when I typed "./configure", here's what I got:
  $ ./configure
  creating cache ./config.cache
  configure: error: can not find install-sh or install.sh in . ./.. ./../..

- Just to see what would happen next, I created a file "install-sh"
  (copied it from Tcl's UNIX installation; probably wouldn't actually work,
  but I thought it might at least get me through the configure step).

- With that file present, configure got farther but still didn't finish:
  $ !!
  loading cache ./config.cache
  checking for a BSD compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
  checking whether build environment is sane... yes
  checking whether make sets ${MAKE}... yes
  checking for working aclocal... found
  checking for working autoconf... found
  checking for working automake... found
  checking for working autoheader... found
  checking for working makeinfo... found
  configure: error: can not run ./config.sub

  Sure enough, there is no file "config.sub"

Any suggestions for how to make this work?  I have been able to build
other CygWin packages successfully, so I'm guessing that the issue is
with make (or with me) not with CygWin.  Thanks for any help you can


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