using --enable-auto-image-base

Gerrit P. Haase
Thu Dec 22 06:55:00 GMT 2005

Yitzchak Scott-Thoennes wrote:

> On Mon, Dec 19, 2005 at 03:44:48AM -0800, Yitzchak Scott-Thoennes wrote:
>>It had sounded like there was consensus that -Wl,--enable-auto-image-base
>>should be used to build all dlls.  Right now, we're a long way away from
>>that goal:
> Should I have marked this in the subject "Attention all maintainers"?
> I didn't want to do so not knowing for sure that the consensus was as
> above.

It is default now in libtool to include this flag, so all packages using
libtool will be transfered automatically (if the latest libtool is used)
and I think that it is not that imortant to convert all older packages.
Most frequently reported problems are with perl, python and other
packages with lot of modules, also openssl was often a problem.

Openssl uses a unique base address for libcrypto but not for libssl,
maybe both should use it?  IMO important candidates are Apache/Apache2, 
perlTk and Ruby.  I don't understand why perlTk doesn't has random base
addresses, it should use ld2 as linker when building (but obviously it
wasn't used).


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