Opened 6 years ago

#1171 new defect

Ncurses 6.0 and Hosts with mawk and gawk

Reported by: William Harrington Owned by: clfs-commits@…
Priority: major Milestone: CLFS Standard 3.1.0
Component: BOOK Version: CLFS Standard GIT
Keywords: Cc: berzerkula@…, jonathan@…, chris@…, cross-lfs@…


It may be that older versions of mawk are keeping ncurses 6.0 from building. Anyone with a host system install that has mawk and no gawk, or mawk and gawk may encounter issues where mawk is found first before gawk because of configure system.

Add the following before configure:


Another option is to add a sed command:

sed -i 's/.:space:./ \t/g' ncurses/base/


sed -i s/mawk// configure

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