Bug#837489: Only a binNMU is required

Adrian Bunk bunk at stusta.de
Tue Oct 25 13:36:59 UTC 2016

On Tue, Oct 25, 2016 at 06:22:36AM -0700, tony mancill wrote:
> Hi Adrian,

Hi Tony,

> Balint requested that the antlr package drop the separate
> libantlr-pic.a and the non-PIC libantlr.a currently shipped.  This
> requires a change to debian/rules, and so is sourceful.

what Balint wanted is related to his proposed #837478 policy change,
currently policy says that static libraries should usually not contain
PIC code.

It is *not* required to recompile static libraries with -fPIC
for fixing the PIE build of binaries like gpt or sqlitebrowser.

A binNMU recompiling libantlr.a with -fPIE is sufficient.

> Thank you,
> tony



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