Awk issues: system awk vs [ng]awk in ports

Vincent Lefevre vincent-opdarw at
Thu Mar 22 06:29:48 PDT 2007

On 2007-03-22 05:47:36 -0400, Randall Wood wrote:
> I maintain the gnome-doc-util port and am using only the system awk
> (Mac OS X 10.4.9 ppc)

And I fear that many ports need to be updated to use the MacPorts
version instead of the system one (not only for awk, but also for
other utilities). And that's a reason why I think that the "g"
prefix is a bad idea.

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