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From Joe Orton <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] PIE support
Date Tue, 25 Jan 2005 18:27:31 GMT
On Tue, Jan 25, 2005 at 10:45:42AM -0600, William Rowe wrote:
> I'm --very-- confused by the first commit this morning.  Care
> to answer the questions below before we keep throwing options
> and more config gook into an already crufty build system?

"-fPIE must only be used when compiling an object which will not be
linked into a shared object " i.e. it doesn't work by passing

"(it's an optional feature since PIE binaries confuse some debuggers so
you don't necessarily want it on-by-default even if the toolchain
supports the flags)"

does that not answer your questions?

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