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From: Oleg Verych <olecom@flower.upol.cz>
To: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] sed s/gawk/awk/ scripts/gen_init_ramfs.sh
Date: Fri, 2 Feb 2007 21:01:04 +0000 (UTC)	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <slrnes7a58.m64.olecom@flower.upol.cz> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20070202163620.GG3754@stusta.de>

> From: Adrian Bunk
> Newsgroups: gmane.linux.kernel
> Subject: Re: [PATCH] sed s/gawk/awk/ scripts/gen_init_ramfs.sh
> Date: Fri, 2 Feb 2007 17:36:20 +0100
[]
> 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

Well, i'm looking for anyone to comment on my respond to this "issue".
Probably noone has much time to do this. Anyway, please see my patch:

	 Message-ID: <slrnes021q.f71.olecom@flower.upol.cz>
	 Archived-At: <http://permalink.gmane.org/gmane.linux.kernel/488044>

Thanks.

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      reply	other threads:[~2007-02-02 21:01 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     ` [PATCH] sed s/gawk/awk/ scripts/gen_init_ramfs.sh Adrian Bunk
2007-02-02 21:01       ` Oleg Verych [this message]

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