Subject: Re: awk dumping core on -current snapshot
To: Tillman Hodgson <>
From: Michael L. Hitch <>
List: port-vax
Date: 08/16/2004 23:34:09
On Fri, 30 Jul 2004, Tillman Hodgson wrote:

> That leaves me not knowing why awk dumps core (leaving many ports
> unbuildable, including mit-krb5 (the one port I really want)). I'll go
> back and see if I can isolate that problem.

  This can be reduced to:

echo "NaN" | awk '{print $1}'

  This occurs when trying to build perl because the Configure script uses
awk to extract filename from the MANIFEST file, and one line of that file

lib/Math/BigInt/t/inf_nan.t	Special tests for inf and NaN handling

  A quick workaround is to do a make patch in lang/perl58 and edit
the MANIFEST file to change the " NaN ", then continue building.

Michael L. Hitch
Computer Consultant
Information Technology Center
Montana State University	Bozeman, MT	USA