There is a bug in GAWK 4.0.0 which prevents many of my scripts to run correctly. (The bug affects the ability of GAWK to skip a header in a text file via using getline in the BEGIN section.) The bug has already been reported and fixed, see e.g. Re: [bug-gawk] getline change of behavior in 4.0.0 . It would make my life much easier if openSUSE 12.1 updated the gawk-4.0.0-*.rpm package in the repository. I know that typically only security holes are fixed via online updates, but this bug is so bad that it should also be fixed via online updates. What can I do to make it happen?
Yeah, well… all bugs are soooooo bad when they affect us.
Just report the bug in https://bugzilla.novell.com/ and convince the packager the bug is important enough to make him expend some time releasing an update for 12.1. (Hint: There are a few million users of openSUSE, If let’s say… fifty people would report the bug a patch would be released for sure)