Review request: 8006933: Need to use nawk on Solaris to avoid awk limitations

David Holmes david.holmes at
Fri Jan 25 11:31:14 UTC 2013

Hi Tim,

On 25/01/2013 8:36 PM, Tim Bell wrote:
> Here is the bug report:
> Use nawk instead of awk to avoid "awk: string too long near line 1"
> errors when running idlj in corba. For new 'build-infra' style builds,
> this needs to be fixed in common/makefiles/IdlCompilation.gmk

Do we fix the old build in the corba repo too?

> The errors are seen if the path to the build directory in the source
> tree is too long, greater than ~92.
> Thanks in advance for any feedback.

Can we also fix the fact that the failure doesn't cause make to detect 
the error? I think that is caused by the whole thing being executed in a 


> Tim

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