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[ANN] m4-1.4.17 released [stable]

From: Gary V. Vaughan
Subject: [ANN] m4-1.4.17 released [stable]
Date: Sun, 22 Sep 2013 15:01:49 +0700

Dear M4tes,

This release is a minor update, but recommended for all users.

Most notably, it closes an obscure potential security hole in a
make-rule in the previous release, since fixed in more recent Automake
releases, and thus in this M4 release by virtue of using the latest

Other user visible changes are listed in NEWS (copied below), and in
even greater detail in the ChangeLog file inside the release tarballs.

Here are the compressed sources:   (1.7MB)   (1.4MB)   (1.1MB)

Here are the GPG detached signatures[*]:

Use a mirror for higher download bandwidth:

[*] Use a .sig file to verify that the corresponding file (without the
.sig suffix) is intact.  First, be sure to download both the .sig file
and the corresponding tarball.  Then, run a command like this:

  gpg --verify m4-1.4.17.tar.gz.sig

If that command fails because you don't have the required public key,
then run this command to import it:

  gpg --keyserver --recv-keys 2983D606

and rerun the 'gpg --verify' command.

This release was bootstrapped with the following tools:
  Autoconf 2.69
  Automake 1.14
  Gnulib v0.0-8026-g798e9bc


* Noteworthy changes in release 1.4.17 (2013-09-22) [stable]

** Fix compilation with newer glibc headers.

** Fix a failure with diverting large amounts of text on mingw (does
   not affect platforms that can rename an open file).

** A number of portability improvements inherited from gnulib.

Gary V. Vaughan (gary AT gnu DOT org)

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