[NTG-context] linux binaries split?

Arthur Reutenauer arthur.reutenauer at normalesup.org
Sat Mar 24 19:10:57 CET 2018

On Sat, Mar 24, 2018 at 06:05:08PM +0100, Thomas A. Schmitz wrote:
> On 03/24/2018 05:51 PM, Mojca Miklavec wrote:
>> I reverted the change for now until someone can come up with a working command.
> Arthur's
> if command -v ldd >/dev/null && ldd --version 2>&1 | fgrep -q '^musl'
> works for me, but again, there may be other corner cases that we don't see
> now. I would suggest reversing the logic of this test: default to linux
> unless you clearly find the string "musl" in the output; don't rely on a
> zero result, which may be prevented by a number f reasons...

  I completely agree.  Even in that form, the test can fail if for
example there is no ldd in the path; which is somewhat unlikely on
Linux, but still.  Reversing the logic seems imperative; as for example

	if ! command -v ldd >/dev/null || ! ldd --version 2>&1 | grep -E -q '^musl'; then

  But do test thoroughly before installing, please.

  By the way, Thomas, what you wrote is slightly different from what I
suggested earlier (by one character), and it would actually make the
test fail even if you had a musl libc: fgrep tests for the presence of
the literal string “^musl” and will thus return 1.  You meant, of
course, egrep for grepping regular expressions (alias of grep -E).
That’s what I’m using in the test above, which will thus also fail if
the default grep doesn’t support the -E switch, but with my suggestion
it won’t affect the vast majority of users, since they don’t have musl.



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