[Surfraw-devel] Bug#608967: surfraw: uses mawk; should use and depend on awk

Ian Beckwith ianb at erislabs.net
Thu Jan 13 19:19:38 UTC 2011

tags 608967 + fixed-upstream


On Tue, Jan 04, 2011 at 06:47:08PM -0500, Chung-chieh Shan wrote:
> /usr/bin/surfraw invokes mawk in two places, so surfraw should at least
> depend on mawk.  Actually it doesn't seem to need anything specific to
> mawk, so surfraw should probably simply use and depend on awk.

I've changed debian/rules to hardcode @AWK@ as awk, rather than
searching the build chroot for an awk implementation.

With this in place we don't need a dependency on awk, see

lintian-info -t needlesly-depends-on-awk

I've committed this to the upstream git repo.

Thanks for the report,


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