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Subject: Re: [Boost-users] Static linking/GCC 4.3.2 on Linux (-fPIC missing?)
From: Anteru (newsgroups_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-03-07 14:42:06

Vladimir Prus schrieb:
> Static libraries were always built without -fPIC and I don't think there
> was any change in this area.
Ok, I wasn't sure either, but I don't remember setting it with Boost 1.37.

>> The environment is Linux with GCC 4.3.2, on x64.
> Any chance you just recently upgraded to an x64 system? On x64, it's all or nothing,
> you cannot mix PIC and non-PIC code.

No, it was x64 before as well, same system. And I'm sure I used -fPIC on
all of my code.

Thinking about this, shouldn't be -fPIC enabled on Linux/x64 by default?
Otherwise, you can't link Boost statically into a .so without changing
the build parameters. Or are there any negative effects by enabling -fPIC?


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