Subject: Re: let libtool use ${AWK}
To: Jan Schaumann <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 09/07/2004 11:20:37
On Mon, 6 Sep 2004, 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.

Yes, this is a good idea.

> However, this would mean that in this instance libtool would depend on
> lang/gawk

How so?  ${AWK} is just a variable, not a dependency.  On IRIX, it uses
nawk, for instance.

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