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0014983CMakeCMakepublic2014-06-20 07:192016-06-10 14:31
ReporterLudwig Nussel 
Assigned ToKitware Robot 
PrioritynormalSeverityminorReproducibilityhave not tried
PlatformLinuxOSopenSUSEOS VersionFactory
Product VersionCMake 3.0 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0014983: POSITION_INDEPENDENT_CODE does not add -pie
DescriptionI tried to make wodim a position independent executable to comply with distro policies. I did that by adding this to CMakeLists.txt:

That however does not set -pie for the linker flags so no actual pie binary is
created. An extra "LINK_FLAGS -pie" is necessary. I guess that's not the
intention of the abstraction.

should result in

$ readelf -h wodim|grep Type:
  Type: DYN (Shared object file)
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Stephen Kelly (developer)
2014-06-24 04:55 [^]
Stephen Kelly (developer)
2014-06-24 09:39

This feature was added for the needs of Qt-based executables, as qglobal.h gained a snippet similar to

 #if !defined(__PIC__)
 # error Must compile with -fPIC or -fPIE

I followed the lead of qmake, which did not add -pie. I am trying to find out why: [^]
Stephen Kelly (developer)
2014-06-24 11:32

I don't think I know enough about the issues surrounding this. Changing the behavior of POSITION_INDEPENDENT_CODE affects all users of Qt 4 and 5 imported targets.

The 'safest' way forward is a POSITION_INDEPENDENT_EXECUTABLE property which implies POSITION_INDEPENDENT_CODE.
Kitware Robot (administrator)
2016-06-10 14:29

Resolving issue as `moved`.

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 Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2014-06-20 07:19 Ludwig Nussel New Issue
2014-06-23 10:40 Brad King Assigned To => Stephen Kelly
2014-06-23 10:40 Brad King Status new => assigned
2014-06-24 04:55 Stephen Kelly Note Added: 0036237
2014-06-24 09:39 Stephen Kelly Note Added: 0036239
2014-06-24 11:32 Stephen Kelly Note Added: 0036242
2014-06-24 11:32 Stephen Kelly Assigned To Stephen Kelly =>
2014-06-24 11:32 Stephen Kelly Status assigned => backlog
2016-06-10 14:29 Kitware Robot Note Added: 0042569
2016-06-10 14:29 Kitware Robot Status backlog => resolved
2016-06-10 14:29 Kitware Robot Resolution open => moved
2016-06-10 14:29 Kitware Robot Assigned To => Kitware Robot
2016-06-10 14:31 Kitware Robot Status resolved => closed

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