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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] sed s/gawk/awk/ scripts/gen_init_ramfs.sh
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    > 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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