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FS#12430 - do not try to replace mawk with core/gawk

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Petar Bogdanovic (pebo) - Friday, 12 December 2008, 19:17 GMT
Last edited by Allan McRae (Allan) - Saturday, 21 March 2009, 01:30 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Core
Status Closed
Assigned To Tobias Powalowski (tpowa)
Architecture All
Severity Medium
Priority Normal
Reported Version None
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 1
Private No


It would be nice if gawk would not always try to replace mawk. I use both.

$ grep replaces /var/abs/core/gawk/PKGBUILD

# pacman -Su
:: Starting full system upgrade...
:: Replace mawk with core/gawk? [Y/n] n
This task depends upon

Closed by  Allan McRae (Allan)
Saturday, 21 March 2009, 01:30 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  gawk-3.1.6-3
Comment by Aaron Griffin (phrakture) - Friday, 12 December 2008, 19:20 GMT
Hmmm this was an old hold-over from when we replaced the official awk...

I think we can safely remove the replaces line now, so that users can use mawk if they want to
Comment by Petar Bogdanovic (pebo) - Tuesday, 23 December 2008, 14:23 GMT
Pacman keeps confusing me with that question every time I upgrade my box.

I'll speak diff, if you want me to.. ;)
Comment by Petar Bogdanovic (pebo) - Saturday, 24 January 2009, 20:42 GMT
Patch attached.
Comment by Aaron Griffin (phrakture) - Saturday, 24 January 2009, 23:04 GMT
Committed to trunk. Next gawk update should include this fix
Comment by Petar Bogdanovic (pebo) - Wednesday, 11 March 2009, 15:23 GMT
``Next gawk update should include this fix''

According to, this occurs
as often as there is rain in the gobi desert:

gawk-3.1.4.tar.gz 02-Aug-2004 05:19
gawk-3.1.5.tar.gz 12-Aug-2005 06:48
gawk-3.1.6.tar.gz 25-Oct-2007 17:59

It would be really nice, if someone could bump pkgrel..
Comment by Aaron Griffin (phrakture) - Wednesday, 11 March 2009, 19:24 GMT
Haha, nice analogy