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From: Adrian Bunk <bunk@stusta.de>
To: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Cc: Sam Ravnborg <sam@ravnborg.org>, Rob Landley <rob@landley.net>,
	LKML <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] sed s/gawk/awk/ scripts/gen_init_ramfs.sh
Date: Fri, 2 Feb 2007 17:36:20 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20070202163620.GG3754@stusta.de> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20070123164944.db8acbad.akpm@osdl.org>

On Tue, Jan 23, 2007 at 04:49:44PM -0800, Andrew Morton wrote:
> On Mon, 15 Jan 2007 23:11:46 +0100
> Sam Ravnborg <sam@ravnborg.org> wrote:
> 
> > On Mon, Jan 15, 2007 at 04:24:17PM -0500, Rob Landley wrote:
> > > Signed-off-by: Rob Landley <rob@landley.net>
> > Acked-by: Sam Ravnborg <sam@ravnborg>
> > 
> > > Use "awk" instead of "gawk".
> > > 
> > > -- 
> > > 
> > > There's a symlink from awk to gawk if you're using the gnu tools, but no
> > > symlink from gawk to awk if you're using BusyBox or some such.  (There's a
> > > reason for the existence of standard names.  Can we use them please?)
> 
> If the kernel is being compiled on a non-Linux system (eg: legacy Unix)
> then it is, I guess, possible for `awk' and `gawk' to offer different
> features.  If the kernel's use of gawk uses GNU extensions then this patch
> might break things on such a system.
> 
> I guess we'll find out...

Not only legacy systems.

E.g. in Debian GNU/Linux you must have at least one AWK implementation 
installed, and awk is a symlink to one of them (both is done by the 
package manager).

Available AWK implementations are:
- GNU AWK 
- Mawk
- the original AWK

cu
Adrian

-- 

       "Is there not promise of rain?" Ling Tan asked suddenly out
        of the darkness. There had been need of rain for many days.
       "Only a promise," Lao Er said.
                                       Pearl S. Buck - Dragon Seed


  parent reply	other threads:[~2007-02-02 16:36 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 22+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2007-01-15 21:24 Rob Landley
2007-01-15 22:11 ` Sam Ravnborg
2007-01-24  0:49   ` Andrew Morton
2007-01-24 17:30     ` Rob Landley
2007-01-24 21:03       ` [rft] (g)awk substitution (Re: [PATCH] sed s/gawk/awk/scripts/gen_init_ramfs.sh) Oleg Verych
2007-01-24 22:44         ` [patch, rft] scripts/gen_initramfs_list.sh: replace gawk with shell, whitespace cleanup Oleg Verych
2007-01-24 23:30         ` [patch, rft] scripts/makelst: replace gawk with shell, update Oleg Verych
2007-01-25  1:51         ` [rft] (g)awk substitution (Re: [PATCH] sed s/gawk/awk/scripts/gen_init_ramfs.sh) Rob Landley
2007-01-25  9:40           ` sed _s_gnu_alternatives_ (Re: [rft] (g)awk substitution) Oleg Verych
2007-01-25 18:03             ` Rob Landley
2007-01-25 19:14               ` Oleg Verych
2007-01-25 19:38                 ` Rob Landley
2007-01-25 21:18                   ` Oleg Verych
2007-01-26 17:47                     ` Rob Landley
2007-01-26 20:14                       ` Oleg Verych
2007-01-27  0:18                         ` Tim Schmielau
2007-01-27  6:38                           ` scripts/makelst: bc -> shell " Oleg Verych
2007-02-03 11:24                             ` David Weinehall
2007-02-03 13:10                               ` Oleg Verych
2007-02-03 11:13                 ` David Weinehall
2007-02-02 16:36     ` Adrian Bunk [this message]
2007-02-02 21:01       ` [PATCH] sed s/gawk/awk/ scripts/gen_init_ramfs.sh Oleg Verych

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