Re: Bug#4550: Build of "ae" fails since it's statically linked
> I remember this was discussed on the linux-gcc list some time ago. The
> above explanation is ok for a.out, and was primarily used to build small
> programs (the page-alignment bit). That's probably why ae used it. Under
> ELF, this part doesn't work anyway; I *think* that you get a static link
> because of the "writable text" part.
> Anyway, the consensus seems to be that -N is completely obsolete under
And it is the documentation which comes with dpkg-dev as well.