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From "William A. Rowe, Jr." <wr...@rowe-clan.net>
Subject Re: [PATCH] PIE support
Date Tue, 25 Jan 2005 19:21:40 GMT
Yes - thank you Joe.

I'm still concerned that a tool like autoconf (which builds
binaries) should be taught to do this at a higher level, across
most autoconf libraries.  But it's clearly not that easy to do.

Bill

At 12:27 PM 1/25/2005, Joe Orton wrote:
>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?
>
>http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.apache.devel/18846
>
>"-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
>CFLAGS/LDFLAGS alone.
>
>"(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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