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Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2012 19:31:49 +0200
From: Daniel Cegiełka <>
Subject: [Vision for new platform] syslog, sed, cron


Rich started with basic tools for unix (noXCUse):;a=summary

...and this is a good time to talk about other tools/daemons.

rsyslog, syslog-ng - seems to be quite a hard choice. syslog-ng needs glib etc.

sysklogd - is an old and good, but today might be a little too outdated.

socklog - recommended by etc.,

metalog - ( Require PCRE, but it is a
very lightweight solution. The original release has ugly gnulib dep. I
deleted the extraneous code (gnulib) and packed everything into one
file (mlog.tar). The whole is adapted to musl. This stuff requires
further work (Makefile +-DOPTIONS)...

sed can be a big problem. I noticed that some programs require gnu sed
for proper installation (configure, Makefile).

minised is very interesting and worth a recommendation.

Unfortunately, even with minised I can't build packages such as
e2fsprogs, findutils or find etc.

from my find's build.log:

checking whether gcc and cc understand -c and -o together... yes
checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
checking whether ln -s works... yes
checking for a sed that does not truncate output... configure: error:
no acceptable sed could be found in $PATH

We can prepare a patches etc... but if autotools will push gnu sed
this issue will return in the future as well as with other programs...

btw. I also ported to musl/linux bsd sed (from OpenBSD), but it has
worse compatibility with gnu sed than minised.

I recommend ncron. Works very well with musl.

best regards,

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