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Re[2]: bison 2.2 on Cygwin

From: Oleg Smolsky
Subject: Re[2]: bison 2.2 on Cygwin
Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2006 11:28:03 +1300

Hello Paul,

Paul Eggert wrote on 17/01/2006 at 7:36 p.m.:
>> On my system:
>> $ autoconf --version
>> autoconf (GNU Autoconf) 2.59
> But I just checked, and the string '2.5x' is nowhere in the sources
> to Autoconf 2.59. So I suspect your installation has some local
> modifications somehow, perhaps in the DOS port.
It seems that my cygwin install has the following executables:

and a symlink
        /bin/autoconf -> /usr/share/autotools/ac-wrapper.pl*

which, in my case, invokes autoconf-2.5x. And, it must be the wrapper
that prints '2.5x' string....

> Why not simply bootstrap using a GNU/Linux host? That should save
> both your time and ours (certainly ours :-). Or you can bootstrap on
> BSD or Solaris or any number of POSIX platforms.
Oh, that makes sense. I was able to configure and build on cygwin that
way :) Thanks. The test suite ran fully and successfully.

BTW, "make check" prints a wrong version :)

/bin/sh ./testsuite
## -------------------------- ##
## GNU Bison 2.1a test suite. ##
## -------------------------- ##

Best regards,

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