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gawkon VMS POSIX
Ignore the instructions above, although
vms/gawk.hlp should still
be made available in a help library. The source tree should be unpacked
into a container file subsystem rather than into the ordinary VMS filesystem.
Make sure that the two scripts,
vms/posix-cc.sh, are executable; use
chmod +x on them if
necessary. Then execute the following two commands:
psx> CC=vms/posix-cc.sh configure psx> make CC=c89 gawk
The first command constructs files
of templates, using a script to make the C compiler fit
expectations. The second command compiles and links
the C compiler directly; ignore any warnings from
make about being
unable to redefine
configure takes a very long
time to execute, but at least it provides incremental feedback as it runs.
This has been tested with VAX/VMS V6.2, VMS POSIX V2.0, and DEC C V5.2.
gawk works like any other shell utility. Unlike
the normal VMS port of
gawk, no special command-line manipulation is
needed in the VMS POSIX environment.