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Date: Thu, 18 Nov 2021 16:40:24 -0500
From: Rich Felker <>
To: Matt Andrews <>
Cc: "" <>
Subject: Re: Why does musl require another libc to be built (noob

On Fri, Nov 19, 2021 at 08:28:54AM +1100, Matt Andrews wrote:
> Lately I’ve been trying to cross compile musl with clang. It’s been a
> really interesting process and everyone on this list has been really
> helpful.
> I hope this isn’t too much of a silly question, but there’s a missing piece
> to my understanding of the standard library and that is why you need
> another libc to build it. I assumed that it is a self contained thing,
> everything else depends on it.
> I’m sure there are very good reasons for needing another standard library
> to build musl, but I’m not sure what they are and if anyone could let me
> know that would greatly appreciated.

It doesn't and I'm not sure where you got that idea. Can you explain
what you mean?


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