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Date: Fri, 8 Oct 2021 08:31:41 +0200
From: Markus Wichmann <>
Subject: Re: Newbie problem with musl-gcc

On Fri, Oct 08, 2021 at 02:14:00AM +0200, Nat! wrote:
> Hello
> I got everything setup on ubuntu 21.04 and it's compiling and linking my
> small statically linked test executable, but I can't run it.
>    $ ldd ./foo
>         statically linked
>    $ ls -l foo
>    -rwxrwxr-x 1 nat develop 77224 Okt  8 02:05 foo
>    $ sudo strace ./foo
>    execve("./foo", ["./foo"], 0x7ffe245a03c0 /* 26 vars */) = -1 ENOENT
>    (Datei oder Verzeichnis nicht gefunden)
>    strace: exec: Datei oder Verzeichnis nicht gefunden
>    +++ exited with 1 +++

I think I have seen this before. ldd sometimes returns the wrong info.
Try "readelf -l" on the program to verify it has no interpreter. I have
reason to believe that it does have musl's interpreter, and you have not
properly installed musl.

>    musl is not installed

Ha! Didn't I say it?

>        printf( "VfL Bochum 1848\n");

Was this really just an elaborate attempt to advertise your favourite
football club? Just kidding.

>    musl-gcc -o foo foo.c

This doesn't say -static in there. Try adding that and see was happens.
musl-gcc essentially just adds a different specs file to GCC, and that
file is not changed based on the choice to have the shared library or


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