Hans-Bernhard Bröker wrote:
> The problem almost certainly happened when you unpacked the 15.6
> tarball. You apparently unpacked with some Windows program, but your
> Cygwin installation is set up to use Unix-style line breaks in text
> files. You'll have to unpack it again, this time with Unix line endings.
Yes, in particular, older versions of cygwin would ignore the \r, but
newer versions have been changed to be more "linux like" (\r would cause
errors on linux, and so newer versions of cygwin now get errors with \r).