BHLFS Tips ???

Robert Connolly robert at
Sun Dec 18 14:44:25 PST 2005

I'm not sure what --with-pic does. It may just be an unutilized autoconfig 
macro. When using --with-pic static libraries still get installed. 
--disable-static works much better for not installing static libraries, but 
some packages install static libraries regardless.

The GCC specs will build everything with -fpic and link with -pie 
automatically. Adding -fpie to is only to help performance, 
although I've never benchmarked it, so I don't know how much it helps. It 
helps more when -O3 or -filine-functions is used.

You can get away with just using --disable-static.


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