What happens if you set an environment variable M4=m4 before running MinGW bison 1.875? This is a known problem but nobody has gotten around to fixing it yet because most people can use bison 1.35 from http://sourceforge.net/projects/gnuwin32/.
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From: Tom Spurrier
To: 'mingw-users@lists.sf.net'
Cc: 'Paul Eggert' ; 'Urdaneta, Alfonso E (N-Summitt Technologies)'
Sent: Friday, March 26, 2004 7:27 PM
Subject: [Mingw-users] bison: _spawnvp: No such file or directory

I was using Bison 1.24 and as my grammar grew, I got the following message:
"med.y", line 4482: maximum table size (32767) exceeded
and no "med.c" program was produced.
So, I installed MinGW Bison 1.875 and now I get the following:
bison: _spawnvp: No such file or directory
and no "med.c" program was produced.
So, there is a file, PORTPATCH, which looks like it operates on the library liby.a using something called RCS and diff...
Anyway, I have not been able to download cygwin yet but shall keep trying.   1.875 certainly seems to be able to handle
my grammar.  I wish I knew how to use the Graph output as it looks like it would be a nice toy to play with.
Thanks for all your help.  I am fighting a dead line and this delay is killing me.

Tom Spurrier
Senior Systems Software Engineer
Manufacturing Technologies, Inc.
(850)664-0999 (fax)