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Re: M4 Installation Under Windows

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: M4 Installation Under Windows
Date: Thu, 22 Dec 2011 11:11:15 -0700
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On 12/22/2011 11:01 AM, Gonzalez, Jorge A. wrote:
> Dear Sir/Madam:


> The link to download the setup file to install M4 on Microsoft Windows in the 
> following page:
> http://gnuwin32.sourceforge.net/packages/m4.htm

This list does not maintain that site, nor have we had many emails from
gnuwin32 maintainers.  If you have problems with the gnuwin32 distro
port of m4, you need to contact the maintainers of that distro.

Meanwhile, might I suggest that you try the cygwin project, at
cygwin.com; it has a fully ported up-to-date version of m4 that runs on
Windows, along with a lot of other useful GNU programs, and a maintainer
that participates actively on this list (disclaimer: I may be a bit
biased, seeing as I am the maintainer of the cygwin port of m4).

> does not work.  Could you please send me an alternate link or provide a 
> procedure to install M4 from the zip files.

Are you asking about installing a pre-built m4 (in which case, my
suggestion of cygwin still holds), or on building m4 yourself (assuming
you have a compiler and access to the source tarball, and again, using
cygwin for gcc as the compiler may still be easier)?  This list tends to
favor free software compression methods (gzip, xz, ...) over the
proprietary zip format.

Eric Blake   address@hidden    +1-919-301-3266
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