Bug#4550: Build of "ae" fails since it's statically linked
On Sun, 22 Sep 1996, Dale Scheetz wrote:
> On Sat, 21 Sep 1996, llucius wrote:
> > I'm sorry it was the "-N" link option that causes "ae" to be linked
> > statically. Is it really necessary to use the option?
> Well, my man page says:
> -N specifies readable and writable text and data sec-
> tions. If the output format supports Unix style
> magic numbers, the output is marked as OMAGIC.
> When you use the `-N' option, the linker does not
> page-align the data segment.
> none of which seems to have anything to do with static vs shared
In order to achieve the above on an ELF system, ld has to link
statically. -N should normally never be used on ELF binaries.
4.1 of the policy manual says not to do it also:
The -N flag should not be used. On a.out systems it may have been
useful for some very small binaries, but for ELF it has no good