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Re: gdb and PIE binaries

From: Samuel Thibault
Subject: Re: gdb and PIE binaries
Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2016 03:11:02 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21+34 (58baf7c9f32f) (2010-12-30)

Brent W. Baccala, on Tue 22 Nov 2016 16:06:18 -1000, wrote:
> The Debian /usr/bin/
> gdb, though, is not PIE, which makes me wonder if someone (Samuel?) is
> compiling our Debian packages without PIE, to avoid this problem.

PIE has been systematically been enabled in Debian only recently. And
then disabled again, it's a bit of a mess. The current gdb binary was
clearly built before that mess.


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