#1123 closed defect (fixed)

gawk required?

Reported by: pbaumann Owned by: dmisev
Priority: minor Milestone: 9.2
Component: wiki Version: development
Keywords: Cc: mdumitru
Complexity: Trivial

Description

In http://rasdaman.org/wiki/RasdamanQuickInstall I see:

3a. Configure alternatives for awk to gawk (Ubuntu 12.04)

sudo update-alternatives --set awk /usr/bin/gawk

Q: Is this still required? It is not on http://rasdaman.org/wiki/InstallFromSource

Change History (7)

comment:1 Changed 21 months ago by dmisev

I think it's not required anymore.

comment:2 Changed 21 months ago by pbaumann

do we have any proof (eg, vanilla installation, Jenkins-driven VMS, ...)? I'd love to remove it.

comment:3 Changed 21 months ago by dmisev

  • Cc mdumitru added

I've never needed to do it, it's a recommendation from Michael Owonibi if I remember correctly.
@Alex you are using Ubuntu, was it necessary to run this command?

sudo update-alternatives --set awk /usr/bin/gawk

comment:4 Changed 21 months ago by dmisev

I believe once you install gawk it automatically becomes the default awk.

comment:5 Changed 21 months ago by mdumitru

I've never used it, I do not believe it's necessarry on Debian based systems.

comment:6 Changed 21 months ago by pbaumann

thx, so I take this as evidence that it's not needed and remove it from the guide.

comment:7 Changed 21 months ago by pbaumann

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed
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