Dear CMake team,
The CMake binaries for linux provided on the website have no dependencies except on GLIBC, which is linked dynamically… Is it possible to instead provide linux binaries that are fully statically linked to MUSL? Such binaries will work out of the box on both GLIBC and MUSL distros, and also work on distros with a GLIBC that is too old/new.
Note: this goes for all binaries except
cmake-gui which has other dependencies.
Dear CMake team,
This sounds reasonable to me, though I don’t know when it’d get some time invested in it. I assume a Qt-less build is sufficient for these packages?
This sounds reasonable to me, though I don’t know when it’d get some time invested in it
Thank you, and take all the time you need. FWIW you could cross-compile static musl binaries from any OS using Zig’s portable Clang wrapper:
zig cc -target x86_64-linux-musl [COMPILER_OPTIONS] [FILES] ... zig c++ -target x86_64-linux-musl [COMPILER_OPTIONS] [FILES] ...
I assume a Qt-less build is sufficient for these packages?
Sure. I don’t know if Qt can be statically linked anyway.
We do build our Qt statically, but I’m not sure how much it relies on glibc-isms (probably few if any given its portability story, but worth a quick investigation by someone on a musl-based deployment).
Void Linux (musl version) does offer working copies of Qt 5 and Qt 6, with patches:
void-packages/tree/master/srcpkgs/qt5 (see also: /qt6-base)
There are multiple packages for both versions, the links above are only for the “base” package. Other qt5-* and qt6-* packages are available on the Void packages page.
Thanks. Can you please submit an issue. I don’t know when it’d get worked on, but the issue tracker is a better place for the request now that we’ve hashed it out a bit here.
please submit an issue