stupid newbie question

Robert Connolly robert at
Sun Jul 31 11:51:33 PDT 2005

On July 31, 2005 12:01 pm, Jaap Struyk wrote:

> Is there a way to check if something I compiled is pic?
> I like to follow the blfs book, but how can I tell that jpeglib (or
> something else) is working properly? (a binairy is runable, so if it's
> non-pic it will bail out like unzip did)

readelf -d /usr/lib/ | grep TEXTREL

It also works on programs when they're linked with -pie. Nothing in the system 
should have TEXTREL sections.


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