[Bug 5840] check needs to be compiled with -fPIC

Loïc Minier lool+launchpad at via.ecp.fr
Wed Dec 21 17:34:31 UTC 2005

Public bug report changed:

So, we had a lengthy discussion on GStreamer's IRC channel to clarify
*what* breaks.

It seems usage of shared libs with non-PIC code is impossible under
x86_64, and hence the linker refuses to output .so's for x86_64 with
code from a non-PIC .a.

I've reported this against Debian's check so that the maintainer either
provides a shared lib, or builds with -fPIC, but if it affects all
static libs for x86_64, we should fix Debian policy.

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