Rob Walker and Jack Pham were tired of waiting for Cygwin to update their make-3.81 package with the DOS path patches made available by Eli Zaretskii. So, they decided to construct the package themselves, according to instructions given here:
Unfortunately, the Cygwin make maintainer hasn't accepted this updated package, necessitating alternate delivery.
This page is a stop-gap measure until Cygwin updates their version of make (either with make-3.81 patches or by moving to make-3.82).
The attachments below are:
bzcat make-3.81-4.tar.bz2 | (cd / && tar xvf - )
As of 12/23/2009, the pre-built packages are for Cygwin 1.7. If you need this version of make for Cygwin 1.5, you can use the "DOS_PATHS" source package below to construct it.
As of 7/27/2010, make-3.82 supports DOS paths on Cygwin. This should obviate the need for this site, but for completeness' sake, I've constructed make-3.82 packages for Cygwin 1.7.
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