5.1.2 test failures on alphaev56-dec-osf4.0g

Daniel Richard G. skunk at iSKUNK.ORG
Wed Sep 18 22:15:54 CEST 2013

On Wed, 2013 Sep 18 21:58+0200, Niels Möller wrote:
> I can't find it anywhere in GMP's configure.ac, though, so maybe it's
> an automake or libtool thing?

It's a Libtool thing, yes. Normally, Libtool compiles PIC shared
objects, and non-PIC static objects. With that flag, it builds
everything PIC. It adds the appropriate compiler flags (-fPIC, -KPIC,
etc.), plus -DPIC.

> For alpha assembly files I don't think it matters, but for some other
> achitectures, assembly files depend on the m4 symbol PIC. How is that
> set up? Doing a static library, but nevertheless using pic only, is a
> reasonable configuration.

Both the cpp-ccas and m4-ccas scripts take -D* options, so I think
that's how they are informed of PIC mode.


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