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Bug#531942: FTBFS on mipsel due to missing -fPIC

On Fri, Jun 05, 2009 at 10:34:36PM +0200, Luk Claes wrote:
> Colin Watson wrote:
> > On Fri, Jun 05, 2009 at 08:11:43AM +0200, Luk Claes wrote:
> >> mips and mipsel do now also need the -fPIC compilation flag to make
> >> sure shared objects only contain position independent code.
> > 
> > It surprises me that -fPIE doesn't imply this. Anyway, I've committed a
> > fix, thanks.
> Apparently this does not fix it :-(
> Maybe it's a mips* specific binutils issue?

The build log
says (reordering slightly to eliminate 'make -j' confusion):

  gcc -o sshd sshd.o auth-rhosts.o auth-passwd.o auth-rsa.o auth-rh-rsa.o sshpty.o sshlogin.o servconf.o serverloop.o auth.o auth1.o auth2.o auth-options.o session.o auth-chall.o auth2-chall.o groupaccess.o auth-skey.o auth-bsdauth.o auth2-hostbased.o auth2-kbdint.o auth2-none.o auth2-passwd.o auth2-pubkey.o monitor_mm.o monitor.o monitor_wrap.o kexdhs.o kexgexs.o auth-krb5.o auth2-gss.o gss-serv.o gss-serv-krb5.o kexgsss.o loginrec.o auth-pam.o auth-shadow.o auth-sia.o md5crypt.o audit.o audit-bsm.o platform.o sftp-server.o sftp-common.o -L. -Lopenbsd-compat/  -fPIC -fPIE -pie -lssh -lopenbsd-compat -lwrap -lpam -ldl -lselinux -lresolv -lcrypto -lutil -lz -lnsl  -lcrypt -g -O2 -Wall -Wpointer-arith -Wuninitialized -Wsign-compare -Wno-pointer-sign -Wformat-security -fno-builtin-memset -std=gnu99 -O2 -fPIC -fPIE -DLOGIN_PROGRAM="/bin/login" -DLOGIN_NO_ENDOPT -DSSH_EXTRAVERSION="Debian-6" -lgssapi_krb5 -lkrb5 -lk5crypto -lcom_err
  /usr/bin/ld: non-dynamic relocations refer to dynamic symbol deny_severity
  /usr/bin/ld: failed to set dynamic section sizes: Bad value
  collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
  make[1]: *** [sshd] Error 1

deny_severity is a symbol defined in sshd.c, but it's there for the
benefit of libwrap. If I'm reading the warning correctly, it's
complaining that libwrap is "non-dynamic".

libwrap is currently built with -fpic. Perhaps it needs to be built with
-fPIC instead? Luk, would it be possible for you to try this out
experimentally and see if it makes a difference?


Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson@debian.org]

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