Subject: Re: USE_GNU_TOOLS+= awk in NetBSD 2.0 requires lang/gawk, why?
To: Juan RP <>
From: Dan McMahill <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 06/18/2004 06:25:23
On Thu, Jun 17, 2004 at 07:20:41PM +0200, Juan RP wrote:
> My question is the same than the subject of this email, why do I need to install
> gawk when nawk from NetBSD 2.0 is enough?
> Really, I don't want to install gawk and maybe I'm not alone...

nawk isn't 100% compatible with gawk?  I'd be suprised if we have
pkgs which actually need the gawk extensions (now that nawk's
gensub() has been fixed) but there are, I think, still a few differences
here and there.  I do not have any examples though where nawk
wouldn't work.