Subject: Re: MAKEDEV.awk bug with debian-unstable
To: enami tsugutomo <>
From: Tim Sellar <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/22/2004 10:37:34
On Thu, 2004-04-22 at 09:45 +0900, enami tsugutomo wrote:

> Tim Sellar  writes:
> > I'm cross-building current on debian-unstable and have been caught out
> > by a problem with awk. Unless the following change is applied an
> > unusable MAKEDEV is produced, breaking installation. Is this unique to
> > debian or a problem with gawk perhaps? Anyone else seeing this?
> What version of gawk is installed in your system?  At least gawk 3.13
> works with wrong script.  And please try the patch below.
> enami.

On closer inspection it appears I am actually running mawk:

$ awk -W version
mawk 1.3.3 Nov 1996, Copyright (C) Michael D. Brennan

Your supplied patch works and produces a correct MAKEDEV. Any idea what
the problem is?