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* [musl] What is the status of musl and fts.h?
@ 2021-06-11 18:35 Helmut Grohne
  2021-06-11 23:39 ` Rich Felker
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 2+ messages in thread
From: Helmut Grohne @ 2021-06-11 18:35 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: musl; +Cc: 989746

Dear musl developers,

As I proceeded to building libselinux, I ran into the well-known issue
that musl does not include a fts.h header. This is documented in the
musl faq at:
https://wiki.musl-libc.org/faq.html#Q:-Why-is-%3Ccode%3Efts.h%3C/code%3E-not-included?

Unfortunately, the answer seems slightly out of date. For one thing,
glibc does include a fts64 variant these days. For another, most
embedded distributions that do use musl seem to have set on an extra
implementation:
https://github.com/void-linux/musl-fts

So it seems like everyone has agreed that there should be a fts
implementation and that it can be bolted onto musl. That gives rise to
the obvious question: Can musl-fts be merged into musl?

Please Cc me in replies as I am not subscribed. Also please update the
FAQ entry.

Helmut


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* Re: [musl] What is the status of musl and fts.h?
  2021-06-11 18:35 [musl] What is the status of musl and fts.h? Helmut Grohne
@ 2021-06-11 23:39 ` Rich Felker
  0 siblings, 0 replies; 2+ messages in thread
From: Rich Felker @ 2021-06-11 23:39 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Helmut Grohne, musl, 989746

On Fri, Jun 11, 2021 at 08:35:08PM +0200, Helmut Grohne wrote:
> Dear musl developers,
> 
> As I proceeded to building libselinux, I ran into the well-known issue
> that musl does not include a fts.h header. This is documented in the
> musl faq at:
> https://wiki.musl-libc.org/faq.html#Q:-Why-is-%3Ccode%3Efts.h%3C/code%3E-not-included?
> 
> Unfortunately, the answer seems slightly out of date. For one thing,
> glibc does include a fts64 variant these days. For another, most
> embedded distributions that do use musl seem to have set on an extra
> implementation:
> https://github.com/void-linux/musl-fts
> 
> So it seems like everyone has agreed that there should be a fts
> implementation and that it can be bolted onto musl. That gives rise to
> the obvious question: Can musl-fts be merged into musl?
> 
> Please Cc me in replies as I am not subscribed. Also please update the
> FAQ entry.

I haven't really looked at it since, so I don't have any immediate
opinion. I think it's something we could revisit for evaluation.

Rich

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