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Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 15:05:31 -0600
From: Ariadne Conill <>
To:, Jeffrey Walton <>
Subject: Re: Re: [platform-testers] new snapshot available:


On 2020-09-19 15:00, Ariadne Conill wrote:
> Hello,
> 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.

While looking into doing a backport, I saw that Natanael Copa already 
backported this fix to 3.10 as musl 1.1.22-r2 package.  So if you are 
using latest 3.10.x release, you would already have this fix.


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