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Re: KDE progress on Alpha & PowerPC

On Mit, 2003-02-19 at 18:49, John Goerzen wrote:
> Strangely, this compiled fine for me on powerpc. 

PIC issues usually only manifest at runtime on powerpc, when the dynamic
linker tries to resolve the symbols.

> Has the X bug been reported somewhere already?

It's not a bug per se, upstream used to build these libraries without
-fPIC on purpose (they only changed their mind when they realized
non-PIC code would forbid prelinking even on i386...). That's why
there's xlibs-pic.

Earthling Michel Dänzer (MrCooper)/ Debian GNU/Linux (powerpc) developer
XFree86 and DRI project member   /  CS student, Free Software enthusiast

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