Compiling Cyrus IMAPD on AMD Opteron

Igor Brezac igor at
Fri Jun 13 12:35:56 EDT 2003

On Fri, 13 Jun 2003, Lawrence Greenfield wrote:

>    Date: Fri, 13 Jun 2003 11:11:41 -0400 (EDT)
>    From: Rob Siemborski <rjs3 at>
>    > > Yep. Arch dislikes mixing PIC and non-PIC code inside a
>    > > relocatable object.
>    >
>    > Correct.  On Solaris, I build lib/ and perl/sieve/lib with -fPIC
>    > just to build cyrus-imap perl stuff.
>    Hmmmm.  We've never had to do this on solaris.
> Yeah, Solaris is one of the platforms that is tolerant of mixing
> non -fPIC into shared libraries. It poses a large memory hit (shared
> libraries with non -fPIC code aren't shared between processes).

-zcombreloc linker flag make my installation require -fPIC.

> The major problem with trying to add -fPIC to the distribution is that
> isn't how it works on all compilers and all OS's. Thus the pain that
> is libtool. I've thought about making all of Cyrus build with libtool,
> and then I read some of the bug reports we get because of libsasl's
> use of libtool and start thinking better of it.
>    I wonder if we could write a configure test to determine if this is
>    necessary on a given platform.
> To do it in all generality requires duplicating libtool.
> Larry


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