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Author: Steve Litt
To: dng
Subject: Re: [DNG] Embedded devuan (was Re: Devuan with usr merge?)
o1bigtenor said on Wed, 17 Nov 2021 06:03:47 -0600

>On Tue, Nov 16, 2021 at 6:39 PM Steve Litt <slitt@???>
>> Didier Kryn said on Tue, 16 Nov 2021 14:36:23 +0100
>> >    Yes, very active and with pretty constructive exchanges and
>> >collaboration with Glibc. I'm on the mailing list. See
>> >http://musl.libc.org <http://musl.libc.org>  

>> LOL, from what I hear, a musl compiled Linux will not work with
>> systemd.
>Apologies - - - - - but 'what' is "a musl compiled Linux"?

Hi o1bigtenor,

musl is a C library revealing various OS functionalities and various
standard ways of doing things. It and libc are replacements for each
other. musl makes smaller and more efficient programs, from what I

Almost all of the Linux kernel and surrounding apps are written in C
and compiled by a C compiler using a library such as musl or libc. My
phrase "a musl compiled Linux" was meant to indicate a Linux
distribution compiled against musl instead of the usual glibc.

Void Linux is one of the few distros that offers a musl-compiled
version of Linux. I use their libc version as the path of least
resistance, but if I wanted to, I could have a musl compiled Void Linux.


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