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Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2021 20:35:08 +0200
From: Helmut Grohne <>
Subject: What is the status of musl and fts.h?

Dear musl developers,

As I proceeded to building libselinux, I ran into the well-known issue
that musl does not include a fts.h header. This is documented in the
musl faq at:

Unfortunately, the answer seems slightly out of date. For one thing,
glibc does include a fts64 variant these days. For another, most
embedded distributions that do use musl seem to have set on an extra

So it seems like everyone has agreed that there should be a fts
implementation and that it can be bolted onto musl. That gives rise to
the obvious question: Can musl-fts be merged into musl?

Please Cc me in replies as I am not subscribed. Also please update the
FAQ entry.


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