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Re: pkg/40447: grog from textproc/groff does not work on Solaris
The following reply was made to PR pkg/40447; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: David Holland <dholland-pbugs%netbsd.org@localhost>
Subject: Re: pkg/40447: grog from textproc/groff does not work on Solaris
Date: Sun, 7 Mar 2010 04:24:16 +0000
On Wed, Jan 21, 2009 at 03:45:00PM +0000,
> grog from textproc/groff calls awk. The commands used are not
> understood by Solaris' awk. Any of /usr/bin/nawk, lang/nawk and
> lang/gawk is able to interpret the awk code in grog.
What does it choke on? I know Solaris's awk is very weak, but even so
I don't see anything in the script that I'd not expect it to handle.
(Given the possibility of circular deps it seems better to patch the
script than to have groff depend on a real awk.)
David A. Holland
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