Recompile with -fPIC (was "building a patched ghc")

José Pedro Magalhães jpm at
Fri Feb 18 11:34:03 CET 2011

Hi all,

I'm getting the same error as Alexy below in some 64bit linux system. What
can I do? Adding -fPIC and also -dynamic does not seem to solve the problem.
Also, this only happens with a perf build; devel1 works fine.


On Sat, Jun 26, 2010 at 05:56, braver <deliverable at> wrote:

> An attempt to build the trunk gets me this:
> /opt/portage/usr/lib/gcc/x86_64-pc-linux-gnu/4.2.4/../../../../x86_64-
> pc-linux-gnu/bin/ld: rts/dist/build/RtsStartup.dyn_o: relocation
> R_X86_64_PC32 against symbol `StgRun' can not be used when making a
> shared object; recompile with -fPIC
> -- I use prefix portage on a CentOS box, admittedly a non-standard
> setup.  Its gcc is found first and it wants -fPIC...  Should I just
> add it to CFLAGS or what?
> -- Alexy
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