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Re: AC_PROG_AWK fix for Solaris

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: AC_PROG_AWK fix for Solaris
Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2005 14:01:22 -0800
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Stepan Kasal <address@hidden> writes:

> 2005-01-29  Stepan Kasal  <address@hidden>
>       * lib/autoconf/programs.m4 (AC_PROG_AWK): On Solaris, it's
>         good to prefer /usr/xpg4/bin/awk over nawk and awk.

This one looks a little too hard-wired.  What exactly are
the problems that this fix is intended to solve?  Can the
problems be tested for?  If so, we should substitute
/usr/xpg4/bin/awk only if the problem has been detected.

For example, I might have Gawk installed as "awk" on my Solaris host.
If so, I shouldn't substitute /usr/xpg4/bin/awk; I should stick with
the "awk" I get from my PATH.

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