Date: Tue, 22 Dec 2015 13:37:52 -0200 From: Alba Pompeo <albapompeo@...il.com> To: musl@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: musl & proprietary programs chroot is a little better than dual-boot, but still very unfriendly for a day-to-day usage of many proprietary tools. On Tue, Dec 22, 2015 at 1:25 PM, Рысь <lynx@...xlynx.tk> wrote: > On Tue, 22 Dec 2015 13:27:06 +0200 > Timo Teras <timo.teras@....fi> wrote: > >> On Tue, 22 Dec 2015 09:23:08 -0200 >> Alba Pompeo <albapompeo@...il.com> wrote: >> >> > As a user, my main issue with musl by far is the lack of ability to >> > run proprietary programs. Almost all software I need for work is >> > proprietary and I currently have to dual boot other operating system >> > just to run it, because there is no musl binary. >> > >> > Is there any strategy to get musl to be more useful on proprietary >> > environments? Either partnerships with some companies to spread musl >> > or a compatibility mode that you can use when needed? This would be >> > of great help for those that unfortunately aren't on the ideal world >> > where every tool has the source available for you to compile. >> >> Musl works with surprisingly many proprietary programs. Could you >> explain more the problem you have? >> >> Though, you you do have to have symlinks for the glibc style library >> names for things to work. >> >> In Alpine Linux these comes with "apk add libc6-compat". >> >> /Timo > > I can also suggest building chroots from existing glibc distributions. > For example, one can get full Slackware DVD, unpack it fully or > partially and use the result root as chroot tree and put a program > inside it. Though there is little help needed to define proper symlinks > to unpacked shared objects. This can be achieved with simple script > employing readelf or running glibc's ldconfig inside chroot. > > This method is IMO more cleaner when you want to run glibc programs > completely unmodified. Missing virtual filesystems and locations with > user data can be bind-mounted. > > -- > http://lynxlynx.tk/ > Power electronics made simple > Unix and simple KISS C code
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