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Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2021 19:39:16 -0400
From: Rich Felker <>
To: Helmut Grohne <>,,
Subject: Re: What is the status of musl and fts.h?

On Fri, Jun 11, 2021 at 08:35:08PM +0200, Helmut Grohne wrote:
> 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 Unfortunately, the answer seems slightly out of date.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
> implementation:
> 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.

I haven't really looked at it since, so I don't have any immediate
opinion. I think it's something we could revisit for evaluation.


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