Bug 125539 - not compiled with -fPIC
not compiled with -fPIC
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1
Classification: Red Hat
Component: glib2 (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Matthias Clasen
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Reported: 2004-06-08 12:24 EDT by James Willcox
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:06 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-10-19 15:22:24 EDT
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2004-06-21 12:46 EDT, James Willcox
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Description James Willcox 2004-06-08 12:24:17 EDT
glib2 is not compiled with -fPIC, so static linking fails.  This is at
least true with libgobject.
Comment 1 James Willcox 2004-06-08 14:43:13 EDT
Actually, I was wrong, it was one of our packages.  Sigh.
Comment 2 James Willcox 2004-06-08 23:37:13 EDT
Hmm, I can't make up my mind here.

The rhel3 packages don't seem to be compiled with either, or so the
linker says.  Reopening.
Comment 3 Matthias Clasen 2004-06-21 12:16:59 EDT
I will need more information to make sense of this. The object files
are definitively compiled with -fPIC, at least thats what I'm seeing here.
And the produced object files show up as REL (Relocatable file) in
readelf -h

Am I missing something here ? What exactly is the problem you're seeing ?
Comment 4 James Willcox 2004-06-21 12:44:39 EDT
When trying to statically link to glib and create a shared object, I
get the following messages:

relocation R_X86_64_32 can not be used when making a shared object;
recompile with -fPIC

I've a test case, which I will attach.
Comment 5 James Willcox 2004-06-21 12:46:14 EDT
Created attachment 101300 [details]
Test case (tarball)
Comment 6 Mike A. Harris 2005-01-21 16:07:30 EST
Matthias: Is it compiled with "-fPIC" or is it compiled with "-fpic"?
I'd check the rpm build logs directly to be sure.
Comment 7 RHEL Product and Program Management 2007-10-19 15:22:24 EDT
This bug is filed against RHEL2.1, which is in maintenance phase.
During the maintenance phase, only security errata and select mission
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