soft problem with awk

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Tue Feb 5 18:53:33 PST 2008

Known issue. Please see the ticket and test the workaround:

On Feb 5, 2008, at 12:15, George Georgalis wrote:

> On some fairly controled installs, I'm getting
> configure: error: No awk program found
> this is resolved by running the same port command again.
> I'm using a zsh shell, and I wonder if rehash is needed
> at some point?
> first ports of 1.6.0 bootstrap:
> sudo port install openvpn2 p5-xml-xpath pstree
> completes without error, second port command:
> sudo port -v install subversion vim aspell-dict-en par
> fails per below, but when the second command is run
> again it completes without error. Obviously this is not
> very problematic but I thought I'd mention it.
> Please let me know if I can provide any more information!
> // George
> checking if you want to build programs such as tic... yes
> checking if you wish to install curses.h... yes
> checking for mawk... (cached) no
> checking for gawk... (cached) no
> checking for nawk... (cached) no
> checking for awk... (cached) no
> configure: error: No awk program found
> Warning: the following items did not execute (for ncursesw):  
> org.macports.activate org.macports.configure  
> org.macports.destroot org.macports.install
> Error: The following dependencies failed to build: apr-util sqlite3  
> gawk gettext ncurses ncursesw readline neon
> Error: Status 1 encountered during processing.
> film:MacPorts-1.6.0 geo$ sudo port -v install subversion vim aspell- 
> dict-en par

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