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Bug 116746 - Awk warning running upd-instroot as part of buildinstall
Awk warning running upd-instroot as part of buildinstall
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2004-02-24 16:15 EST by Forrest
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-07-09 18:19:02 EDT
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Description Forrest 2004-02-24 16:15:17 EST
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Description of problem:
I get a warning during upd-instroot while running buildinstall:

awk: cmd line:6: warning: escape sequence `\.' treated as plain `.'

The code seems to start at line 800:

cat $DESTGR/usr/lib/anaconda/lang-table* | awk '
{ gsub("-", "", $4);
  print $4;
  print gensub(/\..*$/,"","",$4);
  print gensub(/_.*$/,"","",$4);
  if (split ($4, a, "\.") > 1) {
    print gensub(/\..*$/,tolower("." a[2]),"",$4);
  gsub("-", "", $7);
  print $7;
  print gensub(/\..*$/,"","",$7);
  print gensub(/_.*$/,"","",$7);
  if (split ($7, a, "\.") > 1) {
    print gensub(/\..*$/,tolower("." a[2]),"",$7);
' | LC_ALL=C sort -u > $DESTGR/locales

I'm not an awk expert, so I cannot figure out what it is complaining

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Run buildinstall and watch as it runs upd-instroot

Additional info:
Comment 1 Tom Horsley 2004-04-11 17:44:27 EDT
I also have an awk script which is part of a set of programs
that has been ported to lots of different systems. It also
gives similar mysterious errors on fedora core 2 test 2:

awk: cmd. line:64: warning: escape sequence `\/' treated as plain `/'
awk: cmd. line:67: warning: escape sequence `\.' treated as plain `.'

This same set of code worked with no errors like this on redhat
9 (and 8 and 7 for that matter). In fact, it still works, it
just won't shut-up about the warnings (the awk man page
mentions the LINT environment variable, but no setting of LINT
seems to make this stop).

(Before you ask, no I can't attach the script - it is part of
a proprietary package).
Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2004-04-15 01:03:25 EDT
I fixed this at some point... 
Comment 3 Forrest 2004-07-09 18:19:02 EDT
Yes, you did.

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