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
gertvdiijk's answer is probably right but I couldn't figure out what to do. I found:
has a PPA for Gnu Awk 4.0:
To get it from there you might want to execute:
The link What are PPAs and how do I use them? was not directly helpful for me because it was only a link and did not have detailed instructions on what to really do given Ubuntu 12.04 LTS - I had to do a few trial and error attempts before I got to the four lines above.