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Static libraries - PIC or PIE?

Hi Bálint,

there is some confusion regarding how static libraries should be 
compiled now.

Your bugs (e.g. #837350) say "Please build libfoo.a with -fPIC".

Why do these say -fPIC and not -fPIE?

My current understanding is that a binNMU would recompile the the static 
library with PIE (not PIC), and that this is sufficient.



       "Is there not promise of rain?" Ling Tan asked suddenly out
        of the darkness. There had been need of rain for many days.
       "Only a promise," Lao Er said.
                                       Pearl S. Buck - Dragon Seed

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