Subject: Re: README: nawk vs. gawk
To: Todd Vierling <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jim Wise <email@example.com>
Date: 02/02/2001 16:54:18
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On Fri, 2 Feb 2001, Todd Vierling wrote:
>The only other alternative is to link /usr/bin/awk to /usr/bin/nawk ONLY IF
>there is no /usr/bin/awk already installed on the machine (for upgrades, of
>course). This would leave gawk as /usr/bin/awk on upgraded machines, but
>install nawk on freshly installed machines.
Wow, that scares the pants off me. `I have this awk script that works
on box A but not on box B. Both are running 1.7.1-release. WTF?'.
It's my intention that system packages will be able to alleviate this
pain a little, but I have to say, we really need to only provide one awk
or the other...
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