Glibc-2.7: awk should be gawk, not mawk

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at
Mon Jan 14 14:59:36 PST 2008

Petr Ovtchenkov wrote:
> Hi,
> I want to add my 2 cents to LFS.
> Note to
> (5.6. Glibc-2.7):
> Pay attention what is awk; if this is link to mawk (not gawk), then probably
> you will have problem with glibc-2.7 building.

Look at the preface to the book:

It clearly says that gawk is required and provides a test for it.

  -- Bruce

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