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Re: Porter roll call for Debian Stretch


On Sun, 2016-08-21 at 10:24:42 +0200, Bálint Réczey wrote:
> I'm testing a set of patches [2] for gcc and dpkg which enable bindnow for all
> arches and PIE for amd64, ppc64el and s390x in sync with Ubuntu.
> My assumption was that this set of architectures need the least amount of
> additional work since they are tested already in Ubuntu, but I would be happy
> if more ports would opt in for PIE.
> I plan filing wishlist bugs against dpkg and gcc with the patches
> after I rebuilt a
> few packages with the defaults.

TBH I think PIE should in fact be safer to enable globally than
bindnow, because the latter changes the run-time behavior and things
might break (perhaps even silently) when failing to load plugins
or similar.

From dpkg PoV enabling both, would at least require a full-archive
rebuild, for bindnow ideally also a full autopkgtest run (as the
updated dpkg FAQ states now, after Lucas Nussbaum approached me some
weeks ago mentioning he was willing to do such archive-wide rebuild).


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