Awk Missing

Glenn R Williams gloonie at
Sun Dec 14 17:12:34 UTC 2008

On Sunday 14 December 2008 11:24:09 Donn wrote:
> > for apt. On closer examination, I found that Awk is missing from my
> > system.
> You should be able to get the deb off the install cd for gawk/awk. Try use
> dpkg to install it before you head off for the source. You may be in a
> catch-22 needing gcc to compile the source and needing apt to install
> gcc...
> OTOH, gawk may already be in /usr/bin and all you need to do is create a
> symlink from 'awk' to 'gawk'
> hth,
> \d


Good idea. Incrementally approaching the problem will probably save some grief 
further along! I hadn't thought that maybe it was a symlink between gawk and 
awk. It makes sense, though, since Ubuntu uses gawk.


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