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Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2020 08:58:01 -0500
From: Rich Felker <>
Cc: Андрей Аладьев <>
Subject: Re: musl libc failed to preserve ownership

On Wed, Jan 22, 2020 at 01:42:40PM +0300, Андрей Аладьев wrote:
> My experience in using mailing list is very low. I may duplicate this
> email. Sorry.
> I saw previous discussion
> about coreutils:
> cp: failed to preserve ownership for
> /var/tmp/portage/sys-apps/portage-2.3.84-r1/image/./usr/bin/quickpkg: Not
> supported
> I've reproduced this bug inside x86_64 musl container without qemu. I want
> just to clarify - this is 100% cross compilation issue of coreutils. It is
> connected with autoconf wrong guessing about musl.
> This issue will be fixed in next coreutils releases with the following
> commit
> More info here Thank you.

I'm not sure how that change in gnulib made it go away, but there's an
actual bug in coreutils that's the root of this problem. I commented
on the tracker for the bug you linked:


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