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Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2019 18:47:18 -0500
From: Rich Felker <>
Subject: Re: Symbol versioning approximation trips on compat symbols

On Mon, Jan 28, 2019 at 05:41:10PM -0600, A. Wilcox wrote:
> On 01/28/19 17:12, Zach van Rijn wrote:
> > The official community-based musl site is the Wiki [1];
> > this might be a more appropriate venue for what you're seeking,
> > and it already does exactly what you're seeking.
> > 
> > 
> > [1]:
> That page is also a bit of a mess.  I would clean it up but I don't know
> if I have the time.
> It'd be nice if it had a divide between "experimental" distros and
> "production" distros, that is ones that intended to be run on a
> workstation/server vs those that are intended to be poked and prodded
> and used for research.  Also, "last activity" would be nice, so you can
> tell what's maintained.
> (It'd be cool for Adélie, and probably Alpine, if the list were
> alphabetised, too ;) - but I won't push it.)

I'm not opposed to either idea, but I'm not sure how we'd define the
experimental vs production distinction. Some dists, especially
source-based ones like Sabotage, lack the selection of packages users
might expect from a production desktop or server distro, but they can
still be very suitable for production use in embedded or in small or
"more traditional" servers without all kinds of modern bloat.

Maybe it would make sense to suggest a few comparable well-known
distros for each one ("Debian-like", "Gentoo-like", "Buildroot-like",


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