[Slackbuilds-users] Is anybody doing musl?

Weldon Goree weldon at langurwallah.org
Sat Jul 19 05:42:40 UTC 2014

On 07/19/2014 03:13 AM, Didier Spaier wrote:
> I see here: http://www.etalabs.net/compare_libcs.html
> that that musl misses POSIX localedef, legacy codepages and iconv.
> Could we imagine a repackaging of bits of glibc{,solibs,i18n} so that
> we be feature complete on that respect?
> Just curious (and currently cherry picking part of that to include it
> in Slint installers, hence the question).

Musl's next minor release (later this month) is going to have a locale
framework based on .mo files and a stub gettext. I think iconv needs
enough of glibc (and it is glibc-specific) that you'll end up needing a
full install for it anyways.

Another interesting thing musl doesn't do at all is any of the zoneinfo
stuff (turns out, to my surprise, that's not POSIX).


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