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Date: Sat, 5 Jul 2014 23:18:29 -0700
From: Isaac Dunham <>
Subject: Re: Aboriginal musl support

On Thu, Jul 03, 2014 at 11:25:46PM -0400, Rich Felker wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 03, 2014 at 09:40:10PM -0500, Samuel Holland wrote:
> > On Fri, 2014-07-04 at 01:14 +0100, Laurent Bercot wrote:
> > > On 03/07/2014 22:22, Carlos Breviglieri wrote:
> > > > I also keep an eye on aboriginal linux for other architectures testings,
> > > > which, just now, announced basic musl compatibility... sweet.
> > > 
> > >   Where did you see that announcement ? I can see nothing on
> > > I've been waiting for the Aboriginal native musl toolchains for a while
> > > and chafing at the bit. It would be sweet if they were finally ready.
> > > (Rob, can you confirm/deny ?)
> > > 
> > 
> >
> Has anyone had a chance to look at this yet? It would be nice if
> someone with experience with distros/building could help check for
> common breakage/pitfalls. I know Aboriginal is using a much older
> toolchain than most musl users, so that might also have some new

Similar version (4.2.1) to bootstrap-linux (4.2.2?), also the oldest
supported by musl-cross; I used GCC 3.4 and 4.2.1 with some patches
for the latter from both musl-cross and Aboriginal.

> issues that others haven't encountered. I suspect there might still be
> issues with libgcc.a symbol visibility that would result in broken
> binaries when dynamic linking against musl; this should be easy to
> check.

See the threads of Jan 11/12.
(Rob could not duplicate.)

As far as patches go, he has a number; see
(gcc-core-* is the relevant part).

> BTW regarding the libgcc.a issue, since it seems to be common in
> bootstrapping, it might be worth working around it in the musl build
> process by using -Wl,--exclude-libs,libgcc.a if this option is
> supported by the linker.
> Anyway back to the point, it's great to see musl making it into
> Aboriginal!


> Rich

Isaac Dunham

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