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Re: Minor patch to correct buffer overrun

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Minor patch to correct buffer overrun
Date: Thu, 19 Aug 2010 11:16:52 -0400

> Date: Thu, 19 Aug 2010 11:02:39 -0400
> From: Chris Sutcliffe <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden, address@hidden
> The ultimate source of the issue is this line in config.h:
> /* Define to the character that separates directories in PATH. */
> As a result of this, vpath isn't parsing correctly.

Thanks, this explains everything.

> Is there a way to have configure set PATH_SEPARATOR to ';' for a
> mingw32 host irregardless of the shell used to run configure?

Well, the canonical way of building a MinGW port of Make is to run
configure.bat and then build_w32.bat.  But if you insist on using the
Unix configure script, then I guess this should do:

  PATH_SEPARATOR=';' ./configure

> Sorry for wasting everybody's time.

Nah, it was a fine riddle.

Thanks for digging up the reason.

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