Mawk 1.3.3 is buggy, it should be updated with new upstream version

Bug #1005077 reported by Mantas Kriaučiūnas on 2012-05-27
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Bug Description

Why boot-repair recommends gawk package, isn't standart mawk (which is included into Ubuntu CD as default) not enough?
Mawk package description says, that "Mawk is smaller and much faster than gawk" :)
Please recommend "mawk | gawk" package instead of only gawk.

EDIT: Mawk 1.3.3 is too buggy to be used by Boot-Repair. Debian should update Mawk with upstream version. ( )

YannUbuntu (yannubuntu) wrote :

Thanks for the suggestion. I will discuss this with upstream (gawk is used by Boot-Info-Script) and come back to you ASAP.

Changed in boot-repair:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
YannUbuntu (yannubuntu) wrote :

According to Gert (BootInfoScript maintainer), Gawk is currently needed instead of Mawk because the current version of Mawk (1.3.3) is buggy.
Many bugs of Mawk are fixed in a new upstream version, but the Debian maintainer does not want to update for an obscure reason.
We need to push here:

summary: - Recommend mawk|gawk package instead of only gawk - mawk is included in
- Ubuntu CD as default
+ Mawk 1.3.3 is buggy, it should be updated with new upstream version
Changed in boot-repair:
status: New → Triaged
description: updated
Changed in mawk:
status: Unknown → New
YannUbuntu (yannubuntu) on 2012-07-05
Changed in boot-repair:
status: Triaged → Invalid
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