Debian Bug report logs - #104124
mawk: Build failure with on ia64

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Package: mawk; Maintainer for mawk is Steve Langasek <>; Source for mawk is src:mawk.

Reported by: LaMont Jones <>

Date: Mon, 9 Jul 2001 23:33:13 UTC

Severity: serious

Found in version 1.3.3-5

Fixed in version mawk/1.3.3-7

Done: James Troup <>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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From: LaMont Jones <>
Subject: mawk: Build failure with on ia64
Date: Mon, 9 Jul 2001 10:55:21 -0600 (MDT)
Package: mawk
Version: 1.3.3-5
Severity: serious

Filing this serious since ia64 plans to ship in woody.

When building with gcc 2.96 on ia64:
    cc -g -O2 -Wall   -c -o bi_funct.o bi_funct.c
    In file included from bi_funct.c:77:
    /usr/include/unistd.h:310: conflicting types for `read'
    mawk.h:157: previous declaration of `read'

The fix is to remove the definition in mawk.h, at which time the package


-- System Information
Debian Release: testing/unstable
Kernel Version: Linux ia 2.4.5rgh1 #1 Sun Jun 24 20:39:18 MDT 2001 ia64 unknown

Versions of the packages mawk depends on:
ii  libc6.1        2.2.3-6.0.1    GNU C Library: Shared libraries and Timezone


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From: James Troup <>
Subject: Bug#104124: fixed in mawk 1.3.3-7
Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2001 15:02:37 -0400
We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
mawk, which has been installed in the Debian FTP archive:

  to pool/main/m/mawk/mawk_1.3.3-7_i386.deb
  to pool/main/m/mawk/mawk_1.3.3-7.diff.gz
  to pool/main/m/mawk/mawk_1.3.3-7.dsc

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
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and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

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Format: 1.7
Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2001 03:09:24 +0100
Source: mawk
Binary: mawk
Architecture: source i386
Version: 1.3.3-7
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: James Troup <>
Changed-By: James Troup <>
 mawk       - a pattern scanning and text processing language
Closes: 104124
 mawk (1.3.3-7) unstable; urgency=low
   * mawk.h: remove bogus redefinition of read() and close() and #include
     <unistd.h> instead, thanks to LaMont Jones <>.
     Closes: #104124
 9ae7d2134561b1158ce90aab9dff7a21 564 base required mawk_1.3.3-7.dsc
 1ed258de64fbc9dbd28a42b02e45b8fc 12817 base required mawk_1.3.3-7.diff.gz
 99eb9bba650279797e77dda7dd8c3600 76794 base required mawk_1.3.3-7_i386.deb

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