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Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2011 21:44:33 -0400
From: Rich Felker <>
Subject: Re: Is "memory.h" wanted?

On Mon, Aug 22, 2011 at 06:37:10PM -0700, Isaac Dunham wrote:
> I recently tried building OpenSSL, and it failed to build due to a
> missing "memory.h".
> At the time, I just sidelined the project.
> Since then, I have looked at the glibc version; it amounts to 
> #include <features.h>
> #include <string.h>
> Which, IIRC, means a BSD-flavored/other legacy string.h
> Is this header desired for compatability, or should code using it be considered 
> non-conformant and patched?

Probably both, i.e. we should add it and OpenSSL should be patched. In
the long term I'm thinking about adding #warning to all of the
nonsensical legacy headers and wrong-location headers (missing sys/-
prefix or incorrect sys/- prefix) to help track down and correct such
errors in programs.

> Also, have any SSL libraries (besides openssh internal) have been
> verified to work with musl?

I have bitlbee and irssi both linked with OpenSSL and haven't had any
problems with them, but I haven't tried all the features that depend
on SSL. I think GNU TLS built correctly too but I gave up on trying to
use it when software kept wanting more and more other libs along with
it - some GPG-internal libs if I remember right...


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