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Re: testing of PKGSRC_MKPIE?

On Sun, Nov 05, 2017 at 05:49:09PM -0500, Greg Troxel wrote:
> We're starting to discuss enabling PKGSRC_MKPIE by default.
> While some of the discussion is about documentation and the missing
> package-settable variable to disable it, I'd like to understand how much
> testing it's had.
> If you have a netbsd-8 i386 or amd64 system (or some other system where
> PKGSRC_MKPIE enables the PIE flags), and you are inclined, it would be
> good to enable PKGSRC_MKPIE in mk.conf and rebuild your packages, and
> see what happens.
> Please post your experience, including roughly how many packages you
> built, any that currently fail to build, and especially any that fail to
> work.

Last I tried, IIRC, more than 5 of my 3000 packages failed with that
setting, and I didn't have time to fix them. If it's switched now,
someone should feel responsible and be able to fix problems in a
timely manner...

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