Bug#837489: Only a binNMU is required

tony mancill tmancill at debian.org
Tue Oct 25 14:35:15 UTC 2016

On Tue, Oct 25, 2016 at 6:36 AM, Adrian Bunk <bunk at stusta.de> wrote:
> 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.

I see.  Thank you for the clarification.


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