Re: [musl] Re: [dev] [ANN] sabotage 2011-04-09, a musl+busybox based distribution

From: Christian Neukirchen <>
Date: Tue, 12 Apr 2011 00:25:33 +0200

pancake <> writes:

>> 9base-6 binutils-2.21 busybox-1.18.4 curl-7.21.4 e2fsprogs-1.41.14
>> gawk-3.1.8 git-1.7.4 gmp-5.0.1 linux- m4-1.4.16 make-3.82
>> mpc-0.9 mpfr-3.0.1 musl-2011-04-09 openssh-5.8p1 openssl-1.0.0d
>> perl-5.12.3 pkg-config-0.25 sed-4.2.1 syslinux-4.03 zlib-1.2.5
> Looks cool. Did you had any problem compiling any of those packages against musl?

Yes :) Look into the build scripts to see the hacks.

> Did you tried slpm?

No, I will provide OpenBSD-style file sets for the future, and leave
more complex packaging to uses. You probably can use slpm then.

>> Kernel source is included in /src/linux, so you can rebuild the
>> kernel--the shipped kernel should work in most virtual machines.
>> (You need to include devtmpfs and have it automatically mounted.)
> I think the base system should contain kernel sauces. and probably i
> will not put git, perl or gmp.

The system so far contains (almost) everything too bootstrap itself again.

> About graphical support.. Im expecting to see the first release of
> wayland that should be public during this year. I think is the best
> alternative to x11 atm. It relies on modern hw. But its codebase is
> about 5000LOC. Not suckless, but at least smart enought and supported
> by all modern widget kits out there (multitouch support, opengl...)

I have started working on Xorg, and I think I can at least get Kdrive to
run. Not yet, though.

Christian Neukirchen  <>
Received on Tue Apr 12 2011 - 00:25:33 CEST

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