Date: Thu, 23 Aug 2012 03:54:35 +0800 From: orc <orc@...server.ru> To: musl@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: [Vision for new platform] syslog, sed, cron On Wed, 22 Aug 2012 19:31:49 +0200 Daniel Cegiełka <daniel.cegielka@...il.com> wrote: > Hi, > > Rich started with basic tools for unix (noXCUse): > > http://git.etalabs.net/cgi-bin/gitweb.cgi?p=noxcuse;a=summary > > ...and this is a good time to talk about other tools/daemons. > > > syslog > ---------- > 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 outdated.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 suckless.org etc., > http://smarden.org/socklog/ > > metalog - (http://metalog.sourceforge.net/). 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 > ----- > 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. > > http://www.exactcode.de/site/open_source/minised/ > > 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. > > > cron > ------ > I recommend ncron. Works very well with musl. > http://kain.us/nk/projects/ > > > best regards, > Daniel There is also Rob's toybox, it's goals is to provide light versions of userspace tools a-la busybox, but compilant with most of POSIX standards and Linux tools. While busybox targets embedded, toybox targets like musl targets to be general purpose C library. You can read more here: http://landley.net/toybox/roadmap.html
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