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Re: Bits from dpkg developers - dpkg 1.16.1



On Mon, Oct 3, 2011 at 7:31 PM, Bernhard R. Link <brlink@debian.org> wrote:
> * Bastien ROUCARIES <roucaries.bastien@gmail.com> [111003 17:27]:
>> > Not necessarily.  -fPIC and -fPIE force calls to global functions
>> > defined in the same translation unit to go through the PLT.  They
>> > aren't translated to direct IP-relative calls.  For -fPIC, this is
>> > required by the ELF specification (no kidding, this might seem strange
>> > today).
>>
>> Could we add a gcc flag and be non conformant ? I suppose it is only
>> for using LD_PRELOAD.
>
> Breaking -fPIC globally by changing gcc is a bad idea.
> (If any library needs the improvement, it can always specify what to
> call itself, which then has the added bonus of also doing this for
> calls between different translation units of the same library).

No I means using Bsymbolic by default on debian. Will break a few
package but unbuntu has already sorted this issue (they built with
Bsymbolic by default).

Bastien

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