Date: Sat, 14 Jul 2012 19:30:38 -0400 From: Gregor Richards <gr@...due.edu> To: musl@...ts.openwall.com CC: Isaac Dunham <idunham@...abit.com> Subject: Re: Draft: musl promo materials On 07/14/2012 07:06 PM, Isaac Dunham wrote: > On Sat, 14 Jul 2012 14:45:40 -0700 > Charlie Kester <corky1951@...cast.net> wrote: > > >> It would be good to include a list of apps that have been >> successfully compiled with musl. No need to list every such app, >> just some representative ones that will help dispel any fears about >> the library's ability to replace glibc in the most common uses. > Somehow, listing compatible applications in PR does not > sound very encouraging, until you can run the really huge > suites/applications (I'm thinking of glibc-linked NVIDIA + Xorg, as was > recently done with a patched version of musl, Google Earth, or > native-built OpenOffice, Firefox/Chromium, the GIMP, Wine, Java, Mesa, > GNOME, KDE, maybe Xfce, R, GRASS, BRL-CAD, FreeCAD, TeX, GDAL...the > list isn't exclusive or a recommendation of the software, but it > should give an idea of the scale I'm talking about). If you say "can > run GCC 4.7, PHP, Xfbdev, Xfce 4.10, SDL, Tomoyo and grsec" (Xfce is in > Snowflake, the rest are the big names from sabotage), that sure seems > to reinforce the impression you're concerned about by virtue of > omission. > I'd prefer to see a link to "further information and compatability" or > some such thing. > > Isaac Dunham > GIMP and XFCE work. I'm working on Firefox, but I believe it currently hits a bug in musl's dlopen, so I'm waiting on that fix. It compiles, it just doesn't launch (hyuk). I routinely run the complete pkgsrc suite through musl to see what works; the current test is ongoing, but here's the results of the most recent one, which unfortunately suffered from some bugs in my setup and so has some false build failures: Tried 10444, depfail 4489, depok 5955, nobuild 2454, testfail 336, success 3165 (53.1486%). Breakdown: http://sprunge.us/jgDO . MVD: http://sprunge.us/cjRK (Tried = packages attempted, depfail = deps failed to build, nobuild = didn't build, testfail = built but tests failed, success = all tests passed, percentage is out of depok, MVD = most valuable dependencies, of which I have since fixed security/p5-Crypt-Rijndael and textproc/xmlrpc-c ) I suppose I'll post the results of the latest run on the mailing list once it's done. I've mainly stuck to the IRC channel. With valediction, - Gregor Richards
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