Subject: Re: let libtool use ${AWK}
To: None <>
From: Johnny C. Lam <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 09/06/2004 18:52:41
On Mon, Sep 06, 2004 at 01:39:34PM -0400, Jan Schaumann wrote:
> libtool uses 'awk', but under certain circumstances, the system provided
> 'awk' is not good enough (I noticed that when compiling gtk2 with gcc on
> an IRIX system).  I think it should use '${AWK}' as set by the OPSYS.

Why isn't the system awk good enough?  Does libtool use some GNU awk
constructs?  Perhaps we can patch around those.

> However, this would mean that in this instance libtool would depend on
> lang/gawk -- shouldn't be a big deal, but I'd rather double-check with
> other people.
> Also, I don't feel comfortable monking around with libtool, so if
> somebody else here wants to take a look at this...

I'd rather not have libtool depend gawk if we can avoid it.


	-- Johnny Lam <>