Re: In Stretch, gcc producing position independent binaries by default?
- Date: Sat, 15 Apr 2017 20:23:18 +0300
- From: Reco <recoverym4n@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: In Stretch, gcc producing position independent binaries by default?
On Sat, 15 Apr 2017 14:39:49 +0000 (UTC)
Neoklis Kyriazis <nkcyham@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >They patched gcc to produce PIE by default - and that's one of Debian
> >stretch release goals. See:
> Ah thanks! New to Debian so I was not aware of this. My problem though
> is that filers like ROX and pcmanfm do not start PIE executables by
> clicking on them because they are seen as shared objects.
Yes, that's known problem. I recall seeing some heated discussions
about it, but cannot find the links (was it PIE for Mozilla's built
Firefox? - my memory fails me).
The current consensus for graphical file managers on this seems to be
'yes, PIE executables are broken in this regard, but developer should
provide a .desktop file anyway'.
Not that I agree with such approach (on graphical file managers, PIE
is ok idea), but they took it.
> Anyhow, I expect there are now recommended CFLAGS for gcc when compiling
> binaries for Debian, right?
For 3 last major releases at least. Run 'dpkg-buildflags --get CFLAGS'
to see them. And don't forget 'dpkg-buildflags --get LDFLAGS' for the
Please note then one's using so called 'sane' build system (autotools,
cmake, etc) - the debhelper usually takes care of recommended CFLAGS
and LDFLAGS by itself.