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Date: Wed, 5 Nov 2014 16:31:54 -0500
From: Rich Felker <>
Subject: Re: Busybox awk errors

On Wed, Nov 05, 2014 at 04:10:28PM -0500, stephen Turner wrote:
> Quick question for those using a busybox based musl system,
> I can cross compile musl programs fine on my host debian system (using a
> dynamically linked gcc/binutils/musl toolchain (thanks for all the help
> getting that working!)) but the build environment i'm making (which could
> very well be broke as hell) Partially compiles gcc then errors out
> complaining about
> "awk -f /blah/blah/i386-builtin-types.awk /blah/blah/i386-builtin-types.def
> >"
> "awk /blah/blah/i386-builtin-types.awk:164 call to undefined function"
> "t-i386: recipe for target s-i386-bt failed"
> The biggest difference obviously is the use of gnu programs on debian vs
> the busybox system that's failing.
> Has anyone working with similar setups seen this issue before? I guess I
> could just install gawk and try again to prove if its the busybox awk or
> not.....

I think this particular failure was a bug in busybox that was fixed
more than a year ago. But if you have further problems and it's
practical for you to use gawk, that should be a solution too.


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