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Date: Thu, 24 Dec 2015 00:22:05 +0700
From: Рысь <>
Subject: Re: musl & proprietary programs

On Wed, 23 Dec 2015 15:48:53 +0100
Szabolcs Nagy <> wrote:

> * Alba Pompeo <> [2015-12-22 13:37:52 -0200]:
> > chroot is a little better than dual-boot, but still very unfriendly
> > for a day-to-day usage of many proprietary tools.
> > 
> on x86, binaries linked against glibc can be made to work with
> musl.
> but isolating such software into a separate virtual environment
> is a good idea anyway and then it's easier to use glibc based
> userspace there.

Well that's fine until you will not face something dynamic. A simple
example: some of my machines successfully runs LibreOffice 4 inside
Slackware 14 chroot. Problems start when user wants to save a document
to USB stick. This is a valid use case, but fails because you end up
with mounting USB stick twice. This requires wrappers. And in *DE
environments they will be lost under pressure of various mount daemons
or something like that. But at rest, it works flawlessly.

Maybe Alba Pompeo just faces an issue with wide filesystem tree that
needs to be inside chroot.

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