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Daniel Iliev wrote:
> So, both flags let gcc produce PIC for libs and programs and none of
> them lets gcc produce PIC for libs only? The next flag described in the
> man page is -fpie, which makes PIC for programs only. Something is wrong
> and don't know how to find the right explanation.
The problem is that -fPIC is a code-generating flag, i.e. it applies to
the .o object files built. The compiler can't work out whether that
object is used in a program or a shared library, so it can't know
whether using PIC is a good idea or not.
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