BHLFS Tips ???

Vincent Blondel vincent at
Mon Dec 19 11:06:53 PST 2005

On Sun, 2005-12-18 at 17:44 -0500, Robert Connolly wrote:
> 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.
> robert

thanks to all for your advice.


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