gawkfor PC Operating Systems
gawk can be compiled for MS-DOS, Windows32, and OS/2 using the GNU
development tools from DJ Delorie (DJGPP: MS-DOS only), MinGW (Windows32) or Eberhard
Mattes (EMX: MS-DOS, Windows32 and OS/2).
README_d/README.pc in the
gawk distribution contains
additional notes, and pc/Makefile contains important information on
gawk for MS-DOS and Windows32, copy the files in
the pc directory (except for ChangeLog) to the
directory with the rest of the
gawk sources, then invoke
make with the appropriate target name as an argument to
gawk. The Makefile copied from the pc
directory contains a configuration section with comments and may need
to be edited in order to work with your
The Makefile supports a number of targets for building various
MS-DOS and Windows32 versions. A list of targets is printed if the
make command is given without a target. As an example, to
gawk using the DJGPP tools, enter ‘make djgpp’.
(The DJGPP tools needed for the build may be found at
ftp://ftp.delorie.com/pub/djgpp/current/v2gnu/.) To build a
native MS-Windows binary of
gawk using the MinGW tools,
type ‘make mingw32’.
The 32 bit EMX version of
gawk works “out of the box” under OS/2.
However, it is highly recommended to use GCC 2.95.3 for the compilation.
In principle, it is possible to compile
gawk the following way:
$ ./configure $ make
This is not recommended, though. To get an OMF executable you should
use the following commands at your
$ CFLAGS="-O2 -Zomf -Zmt" $ export CFLAGS $ LDFLAGS="-s -Zcrtdll -Zlinker /exepack:2 -Zlinker /pm:vio -Zstack 0x6000" $ export LDFLAGS $ RANLIB="echo" $ export RANLIB $ ./configure --prefix=c:/usr $ make AR=emxomfar
These are just suggestions for use with GCC 2.x. You may use any other set of (self-consistent) environment variables and compiler flags.
If you use GCC 2.95 it is recommended to use also:
$ LIBS="-lgcc" $ export LIBS
You can also get an
a.out executable if you prefer:
$ CFLAGS="-O2 -Zmt" $ export CFLAGS $ LDFLAGS="-s -Zstack 0x6000" $ LIBS="-lgcc" $ unset RANLIB $ ./configure --prefix=c:/usr $ make
NOTE: Compilation of
a.outexecutables also works with GCC 3.2. Versions later than GCC 3.2 have not been tested successfully.
‘make install’ works as expected with the EMX build.
NOTE: Ancient OS/2 ports of GNU
makeare not able to handle the Makefiles of this package. If you encounter any problems with
make, try GNU Make 3.79.1 or later versions. You should find the latest version on ftp://hobbes.nmsu.edu/pub/os2/.110
As of November 2014, this site is still there, but the author could not find a package for GNU Make.