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Re: In Stretch, gcc producing position independent binaries by default?


On Sat, 15 Apr 2017 13:50:59 +0000 (UTC)
Neoklis Kyriazis <nkcyham@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hi,
> I have recently completed my first installation of Debian (stretch)
> and I am compiling some apps from source. I have noticed that filers
> show binaries produce by gcc as being shared library objects instead
> of just ELF executables.
> I eventually, by searching, I worked around this by specifying the 
> -no-pie flag in CFLAGS but I would like to know if gcc is by default
> set up to produce 
> position independent binaries or if I have not set up things correctly.

They patched gcc to produce PIE by default - and that's one of Debian
stretch release goals. See: