Subject: Re: GNU awk package (was: CVS commit: pkgsrc)
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Greg A. Woods <email@example.com>
Date: 12/11/1999 13:46:50
[ On Saturday, December 11, 1999 at 10:41:12 (+0100), Bernd Ernesti wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc
> > On Fri, Dec 10, 1999 at 11:12:36PM +0100, Rene Hexel wrote:
> > > In article <199912101733.JAA06094@nb00.nas.nasa.gov>,
> > > Manuel BOUYER <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > > >
> > > > A package for the GNU awk utility.
Why the heck did this thing appear in "textproc" when all the other awks
are already in "lang" (where I would think they really do belong)????
> > > Err, I thought our awk was, in fact, GNU awk ...?
> > Yes, but a much older version. And this is still usefull for Solaris :)
> Then why don't you put an
> ONLY_FOR_PLATFORM= SunOS-*-*
> in the Makefile and why don't you also put that in sysutils/findutils?
> I see no reason for the later why it should be build on NetBSD.
Why not? "It is not yours to question why...." or whatever... :-)
> > Maybe our in-tree version should be updated ?
> Mmm, I would say yes.
Hmmm, no, I would say that it's instead long over due time for the
in-tree "awk" to be replaced by nawk. I've been doing this for a long
time now (since 1.3.3 with the patch I posted for pkgsrc/mk/bsd.pkg.mk,
which I think has been applied) and all is fine and happy. GNU-be-gone! ;-)
Indeed if the in-tree awk became non-GNU then the pkgsrc/*lang*/gawk
thingy would indeed be handy for those NetBSDers who want it.
Greg A. Woods
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