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Re: [bug-gawk] building gawk requires an awk?

From: arnold
Subject: Re: [bug-gawk] building gawk requires an awk?
Date: Sat, 19 Nov 2011 20:31:23 GMT

Hi. Re this:

> From: Simon Josefsson <address@hidden>
> To: address@hidden
> Date: Sat, 19 Nov 2011 15:24:22 +0100
> Subject: [bug-gawk] building gawk requires an awk?
> Hello,
> I was not able to build gawk 4.0.0 on a GNU/Hurd machine that didn't
> have any awk, the ./configure script failed at the end:
> config.status: creating Makefile
> ./config.status: line 1169: awk: command not found
> config.status: error: could not create Makefile
> Is this a known bootstrapping issue?  Same happened for 3.1.8.  I looked
> in README but didn't find anything obvious.
> Btw, building 'mawk' first and then gawk 4.0.0 works.  Running self
> checks didn't work because there is no 'cmp' on the system either...
> /Simon

It could be considered a known issue. Autoconf/configure assume a Unix-like
environment, which would include some kind of awk.

There isn't anything I can do about it, really, nor do I want to cater to a
system that doesn't even have cmp.

Your solution to build mawk first works.  Really, whoever is packaging
up the Hurd should build a real distribution that includes the standard
GNU tools already built.



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