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Date: Tue, 28 Feb 2017 16:49:31 -0500
From: Rich Felker <>
Subject: Re: python-libconfig failing to build with musl

On Tue, Feb 28, 2017 at 10:12:33PM +0100, Thomas Petazzoni wrote:
> Hello,
> The python-libconfig doesn't build with the musl C library, with some
> very weird error coming all the way from Boost Python:
>   error: invalid use of incomplete type 'struct _IO_FILE'
> See:
> for the complete build log of python-libconfig.
> If you want a way to easily reproduce, let me know, I can provide the
> 4/5 commands that can allow you to reproduce it with Buildroot.

It's intentional that FILE is an incomplete type. Do you know what
they're trying to do by trying to use it as if it were a complete
type? This is a bug that needs a patch, preferably one suitable for


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