Is there a specific reason why dash and mawk isn't supported?
bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Thu May 5 17:12:10 PDT 2011
Erik Blomqvist wrote:
> I hope this is the right mailing list for this question. If nothing else you
> seem to be the right people to ask.
> Considering that dash and mawk are smaller and faster than bash and gawk I
> was a bit surprised to find that LFS doesn't support them. Even Ubuntu, that
> is a huge distribution by comparison, uses those packages because they
> provide better performance. Considering that one of the reasons for building
> your own linux system is to get better performance, it would make sense to
> use the best performing packages. So why doesn't LFS use or at least support
> these packages?
> I'm specifically interested in knowing if there are any technical reasons
> for not supporting these packages, e.g. package x doesn't work with
> dash/mawk. If it's just for historical reasons, maybe it's time to
The reason dash and mawk are smaller and faster is because they omit
In the age of multi TB disks and Multi GHz prococessors, how much
difference does a 'lite' version make? My system boots in 8 seconds.
How much time will I save?
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