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Date: Wed, 5 Nov 2014 21:31:57 -0500
From: stephen Turner <>
Subject: Re: Busybox awk errors

Nice! Thanks for the tips. It looks like I need to see what else sabotage
has been up to before proceeding.
On Nov 5, 2014 8:28 PM, "John Spencer" <> wrote:

> Rich Felker wrote:
>> 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
> yep. sabotage has a patch for it in KEEP/ (i believe it was
> busybox-awk-emptyfun.patch), and in the latest busybox version it's fixed
> as well.
> --JS

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