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Date: Tue, 1 Apr 2014 17:21:21 +0100
From: Justin Cormack <>

On Apr 1, 2014 5:19 PM, <> wrote:
> Hi John,
> On Tue, Apr 01, 2014 at 10:11:57AM -0400, John Mudd wrote:
> > But I run into trouble when I start setting LD_LIBRARY_PATH so that
> > can locate the Readline and other libs. The musl built Python works but
> > these libs start causing native program to fail. e.g.  "vim: error while
> > loading shared libraries: /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/ invalid ELF
> > header".
> You seem to encounter the very problem which the newly discussed
>  --library-path solves. You may need to run your musl-linked binaries
> via wrappers, starting them like
>  /..../ --library-path /...yourseparatelibplace /the...binary
> Let you look at the recent posts mentioning LD_LIBRARY_PATH.
> (Note that hacks like "MUSL_LIBRARY_PATH" do not allow using
> in the same process tree different versions/instances of libraries,
> iow being about as much broken as LD_LIBRARY_PATH)

Or use a Musl distro like Sabotage, perhaps in a chroot. That helps a lot
with dynamic libraries.


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