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Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2012 18:22:45 -0700
From: Isaac Dunham <>
Subject: Re: musl 0.8.10 released

On Wed, 25 Apr 2012 14:49:17 -0400
Rich Felker <> wrote:

> Hi all,
> Since there've been a lot of changes since 0.8.9, many of them fixes
> for annoying bugs, I've made another release in the 0.8 series:
>   Character classification functions updated to Unicode 6.1 and
>   greatly improved. Over/underflow detection and bugs fixed in
>   strtod/scanf float support. Minimal stack protector support. Better
>   debugging support for shared libraries. Recent breakage in iconv and
>   sysconf fixed. Improved musl-gcc wrapper script.

Seems to work fine from Debian (so far...).
One nit, though: Is there a way to install with PREFIX=/usr, but actually residing in /lib instead of symlinked to /usr/lib/

Also, does PIC (shared libraries) really have to forcibly enable -O3 ?
This has historically meant "switch on all optimizations, even the broken ones".  If I wanted -O3, I'd specify it myself.
On a semi-related note--would -fno-delete-null-pointer-checks be adviseable? I know there was a security issue in the kernel some time back, for which this was the solution.

Somehow I suspect that sysvinit won't compile, for the same reasons as previously (missing macros, strdupa, char **environ, ut_addr, [UW]TMP_FILE aliases for _[UW]TMP_PATH--all missing despite _GNU_SOURCE being defined).
Isaac Dunham <>

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