using --enable-auto-image-base

Yitzchak Scott-Thoennes
Thu Dec 22 08:45:00 GMT 2005

On Thu, Dec 22, 2005 at 07:55:06AM +0100, Gerrit P. Haase wrote:
> 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).

Perhaps he built it with an older release of perl?

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