#145 hardcoded -fpic limits portability


Basically there is no -fPIC on MiNTOS, which is why the hard-coded -fPIC in Makefile.am is bad.
On Linux -fPIC is added automatically by libtool anyway.

The attached patch has been tested in Gentoo Prefix since 2008.


  • Will Estes

    Will Estes - 2012-12-05

    I think rather than deleting the libfl_pic.a target, it'd be better to call libtool, which the flex build setup does not currently do.

    Can you submit a patch to do that?

  • Will Estes

    Will Estes - 2012-12-05
    • assigned_to: nobody --> wlestes
  • Christoph Junghans

    No problem, here is the patch to build all libs using GNU libtool.

  • Will Estes

    Will Estes - 2012-12-06

    Thanks for the patch. It's in the flex codebase and will be included in the next release of flex.

  • Will Estes

    Will Estes - 2012-12-06
    • labels: --> Compiling flex
    • milestone: --> 2.5.37
    • summary: add support for MiNTOS --> hardcoded -fpic limits portability
    • status: open --> closed-fixed

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