Re: any objections from port maintainers to make gcc-4.4 the default?
On Mon, Sep 21, 2009, Aurelien Jarno wrote:
> Please note that building glibc with gcc-4.4 on armel shows an important
> regression, the resulting libc.so.6 is non-PIC. I haven't been able to
> reproduce it with other programs though.
> I don't think it should prevent the switch to gcc-4.4, but we should
> probably pay more attention to the binaries built after the switch.
This issue popped up with the Ubuntu toolchain and is being fixed
The fixes are getting upstream and should be in binutils 2.20 and gcc
4.5, but I don't know where the 4.4 backport stands; a workaround is to
pass -fno-dwarf2-cfi-asm manually. Matthias tracked down the patches
with upstream and ARM so I would expect they will appear in Debian
pretty soon if they didn't already. (Thanks!)