Glibc-2.7: awk should be gawk, not mawk

Richard Gill richard at
Mon Jan 14 22:25:23 PST 2008

2008/1/15, Petr Ovtchenkov <ptr at>:
> Yes, I see. My problem was: Kubuntu has both gawk and mawk, and awk -> mawk.
> So test should check as 'gawk' as 'awk'.

For me, it's more a glibc problem, as its configure scripts/Makefiles
should mention gawk explicitly, since they use a gawk specific syntax
for commands, and should not rely on awk (references to this name
should use POSIX compatible program arguments and scripts

2 cents more :-)

Richard 'riri' GILL
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