GNU MPFR 2.4.2 Release Candidate

Vincent Lefevre vincent at
Wed Aug 26 18:10:04 CEST 2009

The release of GNU MPFR 2.4.2 ("andouillette sauce moutarde"
patch level 2) is imminent. Please help to make this release
as good as possible by downloading and testing this release

The MD5's:
e60d4aa71db3822e5ef92aa0720a05b8  mpfr-2.4.2-rc1.tar.xz
43b040a2203174824b7833eeb5a47a8a  mpfr-2.4.2-rc1.tar.bz2
abae0b7776520332d9df36b5ffcee664  mpfr-2.4.2-rc1.tar.gz

The signatures:

Changes from version 2.4.1 to version 2.4.2:
- Security fix in formatted output functions (buffer overflow).
- Formatted output functions: 6 is now the default value for
  empty precision field with %Rf.
- Better portability of configure script.
- Detection of intmax_t and uintmax_t types.
- Improved documentation: mpfr_get_z_exp, mpfr_strtofr, mpfr_get_str and
  formatted output functions.
- Improved message in case of assertion failure.
- Test coverage: 97.0% lines of code.
- Updated tcmp_ld test to really test the long double.
- Some documentation files are installed in $docdir.
- Bug fixes.

Please send success and failure reports with "./config.guess" output
to <mpfr at>.

If no problems are found, GNU MPFR 2.4.2 should be released
around 2009-09-09.


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