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Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 15:00:58 -0600
From: Ariadne Conill <>
To:, Jeffrey Walton <>
Subject: Re: Re: [platform-testers] new snapshot available:


On 2020-09-19 08:12, Jeffrey Walton wrote:
> Hi Everyone,
> An FYI from testing a grep release candidate. The RC experienced 3
> failures on Alpine Linux.
> Bruno Haible tracked down the cause.
> I usually update a package's config.guess and config.sub according to
> I may have contributed to the problem by using the latest config.guess
> and config.sub.
> I'm not sure if there is anything actionable for Musl or Alpine.

This was curious, so I looked into it.

/usr/bin/ldd was changed to be a shell script in the Alpine musl 
1.1.22-r1 package.  This was done to improve the output of the ldd command.

The problem with this package is that shell script was:

exec /lib/ld-musl-$ --list -- "$@"

In Alpine musl 1.1.22-r3, the shell script was changed to:

exec /lib/ld-musl-$ --list "$@"

This allowed --version to work again as expected.

I don't think that GNU needs to have a workaround for this.  We can 
simply backport 1.1.22-r3 to Alpine 3.10 to resolve the bug.


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