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Date: Wed, 3 Aug 2016 17:14:52 -0400
From: Kylie McClain <>
Subject: Re: relative link between and the dynamic linker

On Wed, Aug 3, 2016 at 4:52 PM, Sidney Manning <> wrote:
> I'd like to suggest making the symbolic link between and
> ld-musl-<target>.so.1 relative rather than absolute.  A relative path makes
> movement between systems easier, in particular when one is copying cross
> binaries to into a runtime environment.
> diff --git a/tools/ b/tools/
> index d913b60..1c102f5 100755
> --- a/tools/
> +++ b/tools/
> @@ -48,7 +48,7 @@ trap 'rm -f "$tmp"' EXIT INT QUIT TERM HUP
>  umask 077
>  if test "$symlink" ; then
> -ln -s "$1" "$tmp"
> +ln -s -r "$1" "$tmp"

This would introduce a dependency on a non-standard GNUism in the
coreutils ln implementation.

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