Subject: Re: USE_TOOLS+=gawk:pkgsrc for pkgsrc/x11/wxGTK)
To: Roland Illig <>
From: Johnny Lam <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 07/17/2006 09:29:30
Roland Illig wrote:
> Greg A. Woods wrote:
>>> In article <> Roland wrote:
>>> : Log Message:
>>> : The native AWK of Solaris cannot patch the configure file, so gawk is
>>> : needed. Fixes PR 33998.
>> Why can't solaris use nawk?  Isn't even the nawk included native in
>> solaris usable?
> No, it isn't. In pkgsrc/regress/tools/files/ I have 
> documented that both awk implementations that come with Solaris cannot 
> handle long lines.

Let's remove the TOOLS_PLATFORM.awk definition from  It 
seems that no awk on Solaris is entirely usable with pkgsrc.


	-- Johnny Lam <>