[NTG-context] Build for Alpine Linux

Henning Hraban Ramm texml at fiee.net
Fri Apr 13 21:54:50 CEST 2018


Am 2018-04-13 um 13:42 schrieb Henri Menke <henrimenke at gmail.com>:

>> Exactly. We have that. And most bits and pieces are in place to allow
>> that, except for the problem with mtxrun not being able to determine
>> the platform correctly.
> 
> Actually, the musl detection only has to be peformed for downloading
> binaries.  Once those binaries are installed, they behave exactly like
> the linux-64 binaries.  I would suggest to simply drop musl binaries in
> the texmf-linux-64 folder as well. (Who has ConTeXt for multiple
> platforms on their computer anyway?) That would render all the funny
> business of calling ldd in mtxrun superfluous.

Probably only a few people need different binaries, but think of e.g.
- universities etc. that provide a (SMB/DAV) shared installation on a server
- dual-boot computers (Windows/Linux or OSX/Windows) that use a shared installation

Greetlings, Hraban
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