Cannot make glibc

Philippe Delavalade philippe.delavalade at
Wed Oct 1 02:47:02 PDT 2008

Le mercredi 01 octobre à 10:20, Michael a écrit :
> Am Mittwoch, 1. Oktober 2008 10:02:45 schrieb Glen Robinson:
> > I have tried to build glibc without success on 2 separate machines.
> > Both running ubuntu 8.04 desktop.  The first instance is using shared
> > space on a partition following the file next to hint.  The second
> > instance is installing on a separate disk with a 20 GB linux partition
> > and a 1 GB swap partition.  In each case I get the failure where awk is
> > blowing up in a script as shown in the attached file.  Does anyone have
> > any idea what is wrong and/or what to do next?
> Simply replace mawk with gawk on your system and you are in.
> greetz Michael

I had the same problem some days ago and Chris Staub gave me the following
link :

that I missed. Running the script I saw that neither gawk nor bison where
present on my debian/lenny.

Ph. Delavalade

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