Subject: Re: let libtool use ${AWK}
To: None <>
From: Jan Schaumann <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 09/06/2004 15:23:37
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"Johnny C. Lam" <> wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 06, 2004 at 01:39:34PM -0400, Jan Schaumann wrote:
> >=20
> > libtool uses 'awk', but under certain circumstances, the system provided
> > 'awk' is not good enough (I noticed that when compiling gtk2 with gcc on
> > an IRIX system).  I think it should use '${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.

Well, it seems like a line-length limitation.  The awk command is the
most simple possible (awk { print $1 }) but apparently in this one
instance it failed (``Input record too long'').  gawk could handle it.



Fate, it seems, is not without a sense of irony.

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