Making Fedora a contributer friendly environment (Re: Selinux and package guidelines)

Till Maas opensource at
Wed May 9 13:55:56 UTC 2007

On Mi Mai 9 2007, Jakub Jelinek wrote:

> DT_TEXTREL shared libraries are (almost always) a packaging bug which
> should be fixed, not worked around by setting SELinux contexts.
> In most cases that just means compiling all the objects that are linked
> into the shared library with -fpic resp. -fPIC (for very large shared
> libraries).

In my case it is virtualbox, a x86 emulator. It uses code like it is described 
in so I guess it is not 
(only) the -fpic stuff. Btw. what are very larged shared libraries? And 
should "-fpic" only be used when one encounters selinux problems?


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