Re: [Rd] R trunk (2.7) build fails with -fpic, needs -fPIC (PR#10372)

From: Andrew Piskorski <>
Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2007 19:13:58 -0400

On Thu, Oct 25, 2007 at 12:19:13AM +0200, Peter Dalgaard wrote:

> Fedora 7 seems perfectly happy with -fpic,

Well, Ubuntu 6.06 x86-64 sure seems to hate it, but all I know about -fpic vs. -fPIC is what I read here:

> Whic compiler/linker is this?

$ gcc --version | grep gcc
gcc (GCC) 4.0.3 (Ubuntu 4.0.3-1ubuntu5)
$ ld --version | grep ld
GNU ld version 2.16.91 20060118 Debian GNU/Linux

$ COLUMNS=140 dpkg -l binutils gcc-4.0

ii  binutils   2.16.1cvs20060117-1ubuntu2.1  The GNU assembler, linker and binary utilities
ii  gcc-4.0    4.0.3-1ubuntu5                The GNU C compiler

Andrew Piskorski <>

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