How do I install gawk 4.0.1 or later on ubuntu 12.04?
Your suggestions would be appreciated!!
First of all, note the information in the following question:
This is an approach to build the Quantal (12.10) 4.0.1 version of gawk on 12.04 as a package. It applies to almost all packages you want to backport from a newer Ubuntu release to the one you're using. Most of the times it just builds cleanly. This one does.
In case you don't want to bother compiling this stuff, you still have two options:
I've uploaded this on my PPA (waiting to be built at this moment) for your convenience.
Manual installation of Quantal binary package