But on X86/64, -fno-pic doesn't seem to have any effect whatsoever.

Tomas Carnecky tom at dbservice.com
Thu Jul 17 16:23:34 CEST 2008

Tomas Carnecky wrote:
> On Linux, 64bit shared objects need position independent code, without 
> it linking against them will fail. Static libraries / executables don't 
> need it. See for example x264's ./configure to see how it detects 
> whether PIC is needed or not.

Sorry, I didn't explain fully. $subject is mentioned on this webpage: 
http://gmplib.org/macos.html. The 'doesn't seem to' tells me that the 
author of the text wasn't sure or didn't know why gcc behaved like that. 
I just wanted to clarify.


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