So everything in Rawhide must be compiled with -fPIC?

Jakub Jelinek jakub at
Thu Feb 19 10:35:17 UTC 2015

On Thu, Feb 19, 2015 at 10:30:50AM +0000, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> info gcc, of course yes.  -DPIC is not documented at all, and the
> various pie/pic options are obscure to say the least.

Why should -DPIC be documented?  -D is documented.  -DPIC means define
macro PIC to 1.  There is no magic in that beyond, just a convention,
used e.g. by libtool, so that some sources can do things conditional on
whether they are compiled as position independent or not.  Of course, gcc
also predefines __pic__/__PIC__/__pie__/__PIE__ macros depending on command
line options.


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