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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  
> ELF.

And it is the documentation which comes with dpkg-dev as well.


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