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[build] Use -no-pie on newer versions of gcc

Some distributions patch gcc to generate position independent
executables by default.  We currently include a workaround to check
for this and to add -fno-PIE -nopie to CFLAGS if required.

Newer patched versions of gcc require -fno-PIE -no-pie instead.  Check
for both variants.

Reported-by: Nathan Rennie-Waldock <>
Originally-fixed-by: Markos Chandras <>
Signed-off-by: Michael Brown <>
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mcb30 committed Jun 14, 2017
1 parent 62573b9 commit 7c395b0e21806b946fe944a27fc273407f357ea1
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  1. +8 −3 src/arch/i386/Makefile
@@ -74,10 +74,15 @@ CFLAGS += -Ui386
# recognise an option that starts with "no", so we have to test for
# output on stderr instead of checking the exit status.
# Current versions of gcc require -no-pie; older versions require
# -nopie. We therefore test for both.
ifeq ($(CCTYPE),gcc)
PIE_TEST = [ -z "`$(CC) -fno-PIE -nopie -x c -c /dev/null -o /dev/null 2>&1`" ]
PIE_FLAGS := $(shell $(PIE_TEST) && $(ECHO) '-fno-PIE -nopie')
PIE_TEST = [ -z "`$(CC) -fno-PIE -no-pie -x c -c /dev/null -o /dev/null 2>&1`" ]
PIE_FLAGS := $(shell $(PIE_TEST) && $(ECHO) '-fno-PIE -no-pie')
PIE_TEST2 = [ -z "`$(CC) -fno-PIE -nopie -x c -c /dev/null -o /dev/null 2>&1`" ]
PIE_FLAGS2 := $(shell $(PIE_TEST2) && $(ECHO) '-fno-PIE -nopie')

# i386-specific directories containing source files

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