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Re: [libvirt] [PATCH] mac os x: use awk selected by build system rather than first in path

On 09/28/2010 07:38 AM, Justin Clift wrote:
Prior to this patch, the ChangeLog generation was hard coded to use
"awk", when it should have been using the AWK variable set by our
build system.

This breaks compilation on a newly installed OS X system, where the
default path has the Mac (non GNU) awk in the default search PATH
before any installed GNU awk (gawk).
  docs/Makefile.am |    2 +-
  1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)

diff --git a/docs/Makefile.am b/docs/Makefile.am
index 114ea1f..7fae40d 100644
--- a/docs/Makefile.am
+++ b/docs/Makefile.am
@@ -88,7 +88,7 @@ api: libvirt-api.xml libvirt-refs.xml
  web: $(dot_html) html/index.html devhelp/index.html

  ChangeLog.xml: ../ChangeLog ChangeLog.awk
-	awk -f ChangeLog.awk<  $<  >  $@
+	$(AWK) -f ChangeLog.awk<  $<  >  $@

In general: autoconf's AC_PROG_AWK only guarantees that $(AWK) is nawk or better (but of course, gawk is better than nawk) - so maybe there is a bug in ChangeLog.awk for using non-portable awk constructs. That said, on several platforms, plain 'awk' lacks essential features of nawk, so whether or not we also need to patch ChangeLog.awk, this patch is good.


Eric Blake   eblake redhat com    +1-801-349-2682
Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org

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