Subject: Re: Compiling ncurses?
To: Hubert Feyrer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: None <email@example.com>
Date: 07/14/1998 09:25:36
On Tue, 14 Jul 1998, Hubert Feyrer wrote:
> On Tue, 14 Jul 1998, Dave Millen wrote:
> > > cd ncurses; make INSTALL_PREFIX="" all
> > > gawk -f ./MKnames.awk ./../include/Caps
> > > gawk: illegal option -- f
> > > usage: cat [-benstuv] [-] [file ...]
> > > *** Error code 1
> > >
> > > Stop.
> > >
> > Any Hints? I have tried removing the -f from the generated Makefiles in ncurses,
> > but it then fails later saying that it can't find files.
> Hum, NetBSD doesn't ship with gawk, so it seems ncurses wants to be smart
> (again... :-/). This doesn't explain the cat-error-msg, though.
actually, NetBSD does ship with gawk (although its an old one) and it gets
called simply 'awk' instead of 'gawk'
dan@dinah-moe (250)-% awk --version
Gnu Awk (gawk) 2.15, patchlevel 6
(This is the awk that came with NetBSD-1.3). Note gawk is at version
3.something these days). It should like the -f flag.
You may try
% which gawk
% gawk --version
to figure out what gawk is getting called and then just try
% gawk -f ./MKnames.awk ./../include/Caps
by hand to see if it works. If you don't have gawk, change to
% awk -f ./MKnames.awk ./../include/Caps