Subject: Re: pkgsrc on Solaris
To: Robert Lillack <>
From: Urban Boquist <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/07/2004 18:04:51
>>>>> Robert Lillack writes:

Robert> One thing that could be useful to achive this goal (half of
Robert> the packages work) is manually setting

Robert> AWK=/opt/local/pkg/bin/gawk

Robert> in /etc/mk.conf *after* installing gawk from pkgsrc. Also,
Robert> many packages seem to have trouble with Solaris' sed and need
Robert> USE_GNU_TOOLS+=sed in their Makefile. I'm going to report
Robert> these, if I find the time.

Hmmm, are you saying that they must have GNU sed and that nbsed is not
enough?  Recent bootstrap kits will install nbsed automatically on

Which packages have you seen breaking because of awk? Maybe awk
should also should be installed by the bootstrap.

Best regards,

        -- Urban