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Re: Problems with latest Cygwin make patch; builds OK but binary segfaul

From: William A. Hoffman
Subject: Re: Problems with latest Cygwin make patch; builds OK but binary segfaults
Date: Thu, 24 Aug 2006 22:05:29 -0400

At 08:23 PM 8/24/2006, William Sheehan wrote:
>First, I know that this build is under a Cygwin environment, however it
>appears that the problem I encountered was in the patched make sources
>themselves.  Please let me know if there is a more appropriate venue for
>this problem.  With that said...
>I was interested in trying out Bill Hoffman's patch that would add DOS path
>support to the Cygwin make binary.  I have a good amount of experience
>building under Linux, however not as much building packages under Cygwin.
>Here are the steps I followed to try out this latest patch (from
>1) Download and untar the make-3.81 release sources
>2) Apply the patch
>3) Run autoheader and autoconf
>4) ./configure CFLAGS=-g (afterthought to troubleshoot the segfault)
>5) make
>This process seems to work in that I don't receive any obvious problems
>during.  However, when I try to use the final binary, it segfaults (or stack
>overflow when invoked from cmd.exe).  I have attached a zip file containing
>relevant files that will (hopefully) determine if I'm doing something
>bizarre or if this is a legitimate problem.  Here are the contents:

What happens if you run make check after the build?
Do all the tests fail?


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