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Date: Wed, 27 Jan 2016 19:04:48 -0500
From: Rich Felker <>
Subject: Re: Missing defines in utmpx.h

On Wed, Jan 27, 2016 at 09:53:18AM +0100, Tim Tassonis wrote:
> Hi all
> I just tried to compile the latest busybox with musl and failed
> because of a change in busybox to include utmpx.h in case of UTMP
> support and header presence.
> The problem seems to be that busybox assumes some defines in utmpx.h
> that are usually in utmp.h and glibc (and possibly other libc's) set
> them in utmpx.h, but musl doesn't.
> I think it were
> I worked around the issue by disabling UTMP support, but maybe this
> could be fixed in musl?

I don't think it would hurt to change this (I'll check later) but
generally you should disable utmp support on musl-based systems
anyway. musl's utmp is intentionally stubbed out to do nothing, and
some programs print spurious runtime warnings/errors too if it's


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