[Clfs-support] x86_64-64: Problems with gawk (sprintf)

Dirk Gouders gouders at et.bocholt.fh-gelsenkirchen.de
Tue Feb 26 07:03:06 PST 2008


I am currently experiencing problems with gawk when building a current
clfs x86_64-64 starting with a i686-unknown-linux-gnu system.

After chrooting/booting, gawk does not work as expected and causes
problems with installing Perl.  If I manually configure Perl, the next
thing that fails is building glibc, but I did not examine if that is
also gawk related.

Where gawk fails is something like:

echo 5 | gawk '{printf "%d\n", $1}'

It prints "0" instead of "5" and that causes Perl's Configure script not
to be able determine the version.

I just want to report about that problem that I am currently trying to
track down in the hope, someone already has a solution or useful hints
where to search for the problem.

Because Perl's Configure script also reports about non-working sprintf,
this is the direction where I will try to track down the problem.


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