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From Jeff Trawick <traw...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: svn commit: r835524 - in /httpd/mod_ftp/trunk: Makefile.apxs configure.apxs
Date Fri, 13 Nov 2009 14:34:41 GMT
On Fri, Nov 13, 2009 at 6:37 AM, Rainer Jung <rainer.jung@kippdata.de> wrote:
> On 13.11.2009 01:38, Jeff Trawick wrote:
>> On Thu, Nov 12, 2009 at 6:52 PM, William A. Rowe Jr.
>> <wrowe@rowe-clan.net> wrote:
>>> trawick@apache.org wrote:
>>>> Author: trawick
>>>> Date: Thu Nov 12 20:14:51 2009
>>>> New Revision: 835524
>>>>
>>>> URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?rev=835524&view=rev
>>>> Log:
>>>> pick up r834900 and r834923 from mod_fcgid
>>>>
>>>> Follow up the awk compatibility fix in r834729 by selecting the most
>>>> suitable awk, following the AC_PROG_AWK order (gawk, mawk, nawk, awk).
>>>> As with AC_PROG_AWK, AWK=foo overrides.
>>>>
>>>> After r834729 a working conf was generated on Solaris when using
>>>> /usr/bin/awk, but only by some fluke of command-line processing
>>>> (-v was sort-of ignored; see PR for discussion).  Also, the LoadModule
>>>> wasn't added in the right spot due to awk engine differences.
>>>
>>> Can't we take $AWK given in config_vars.mk/apr_rules.mk instead, using APXS?
>>
>> As of this commit, yes.
>> As of the next commit, which works around missing tolower() in nawk on
>> some levels of Solaris by preferring /usr/xpg4/bin/awk, no.
>>
>> I don't know levels of Solaris don't have tolower() in nawk.  Perhaps
>> it isn't a practical concern.
>
> Solaris 8 with man pages from 1999 has a working nawk tolower(). I tried
> just now.

Solaris 8 is downright futuristic compared with the software levels of
some of the sunfreeware.com users ;)

>
> Furthermore the page
>
> http://www.shelldorado.com/articles/awkcompat.html
>
> contains nice tables stating that for 2.5 until 8 tolower() works for
> nawk. So I'd say not a practical concern.

way cool; the lack of tolower() in Sun-delivered nawk must have been a
SunOS memory

todos++

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