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Re: support PIE executables?

From: Gary V. Vaughan
Subject: Re: support PIE executables?
Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2005 13:02:53 +0000
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Hallo Ralf!

Ralf Wildenhues wrote:
> Would it be worthwhile for Libtool to support building
> position-independent executables (PIE) on platforms that support it?
> With the surge of security-related features that use PIE, and all the
> knowledge Libtool already has integrated, this should be fairly
> painless and might prove helpful, I think.
> Are there many non-GNU systems that allow this?  Even if not, the
> fallback to normal executables is usually an acceptable graceful
> degradation.
> What do you think?  Add it to TODO?

Sure, it sounds like it would be worth playing with at least.

Out of interest, what is involved?  More than just a change to CFLAGS
or LDFLAGS one presumes?

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