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Date: Sat, 18 Aug 2012 15:49:30 -0400
From: Gregor Richards <>
Subject: Re: musl 0.9.4 released

On 08/18/2012 03:47 PM, Gregor Richards wrote:
> On 08/18/2012 03:42 PM, Rich Felker wrote:
>> On Sat, Aug 18, 2012 at 12:40:22PM -0400, Gregor Richards wrote:
>>> On 08/18/2012 12:12 AM, Rich Felker wrote:
>>>> Hi all,
>>>> Here's the release.
>>>>      Major improvements to MIPS port, including support for dynamic
>>>>      linking. Password hashing (crypt) now supports blowfish hash
>>>>      algorithm. Further application compatibility improvements
>>>>      especially for BSD and SUSv3-targeted software. Performance
>>>>      improvements in printf and memcpy. Various bugfixes: strtod
>>>>      family, wcsstr, err.h functions, and many MIPS-specific bugs.
>>>> Post-release priorities will be the gnuhash/dladdr patch, md5/sha
>>>> crypt, and perhaps integrating further ports (ppc and mips64 taking
>>>> priority). I know there are also various smaller pending patches
>>>> (vm86, etc.) that should get some attention too.
>>>> Rich
>>> New musl cross compilers for all supported platforms finished:
>> Random question, but related: could you provide directions for
>> upgrading musl on your cross compilers? For example, what prefix
>> relative to the cross compiler root should be passed to musl's
>> configure, and are there any other files that need changing in the
>> cross tree when upgrading?
>> Rich
> I've added this tidbit to the README:
> Upgrading cross compilers
> =========================
> It is possible to upgrade the musl version in a musl-cross cross compiler
> without rebuilding the entire cross compiler prefix from scratch. Simply
> download and extract the new version of musl, then configure it like so:
>     ./configure --prefix="<prefix>/<triple>" CC="<triple>-gcc"
> Where "<prefix>" is the prefix the cross compiler root was 
> installed/extracted
> to, and <triple> is the GNU-style target triple (e.g. 
> i486-linux-microcosm).
> No other changes are needed, upgrading is really quite trivial.
> With valediction,
>  - Gregor Richards

And I wrote "microcosm" because I am an idiot. Read that as "musl". X_X

With valediction,
  - Gregor Richards

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