Bug#472613: ffmpeg-free_0.cvs20071007-4(hppa/experimental): FTBFS: missing -fPIC

Fabian Greffrath greffrath at leat.rub.de
Thu Apr 17 15:31:17 UTC 2008

Reinhard Tartler schrieb:
> Hm, that would be a severe regression to what we currently have,
> IMO. I'd take that option only as last resort, but not as obvious way to
> go. However I'm open for arguments why this wasn't that bad...

Well, we allready do this for ARM. Furthermore we build our packages 
for i386 and cannot expect every machine out there to support MMX.

In many cases these architecture-specific optimizations do not gain 
too much performance if compared to the loss of portability they cause.

> Let's better revert your last change for now and rethink our options.

Why revert the change? The problem is not that we now have found a way 
to actually add '-fPIC -DPIC' to CFLAGS, but that some 
architecture-specific files fail to build with these flags. I mean, 
reverting back to a broken measure to add these flags - which actually 
results in the flags not beeing added - is not a fix for the very 
problem (was that understandable?). ;)

Dipl.-Phys. Fabian Greffrath

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