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Bug#864036: stretch: mention that the -fPIC error message is misleading

Package: release-notes
Severity: minor Behaviour changes of PIE for system administrators and developers
  Static libraries being compiled into an executable now also need to be compiled as position independent code. The following error message from the linker is a symptom of this:
    relocation ... against '[SYMBOL]' can not be used when making a shared object; recompile with -fPIC

Please add a sentence like:

Note that even though the error message says -fPIC, it is sufficient to
recompile with -fPIE (which is the default in the GCC 6 packages that are
part of stretch).

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