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Date: Tue, 4 Sep 2018 10:30:25 -0400
From: Rich Felker <>
Subject: Re: How to use MUSL without installing it?

On Tue, Sep 04, 2018 at 03:39:10PM +0300, John Found wrote:
> On Tue, 4 Sep 2018 08:27:20 -0400
> Rich Felker <> wrote:
> > This won't work -- a relative path is relative to the current working
> > directory, not the location of the executable. If you want users to be
> > able to invoke your program normally, you need to just provide a
> > wrapper script that does something like
> > 
> > 	exec $(basedir)/ --library-path ... -- $(basedir)/your_program.bin "$@"
> > 
> > I'm actually working on a design to allow direct invocation of
> > dynamic-linked programs without absolute dynamic linker paths, but it
> > will be a while before it's done and included in musl.
> It works like a charm. :) It is a back-end web application and it always
> is started in it's own directory, as a service or from the web server.
> I use this way, because when installing web applications on shared hosting,
> the user can't install libraries to the system directories of the server.
> He is limited only to the his document root.

OK, it works for your usage case but not in general. :)


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