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Bug 669048

Summary: net-misc/openssh: USE flag pie doesn't do anything
Product: Gentoo Linux Reporter: Hanno Böck <hanno>
Component: Current packagesAssignee: Gentoo's Team for Core System packages <base-system>
Status: CONFIRMED ---    
Severity: normal CC: viklevin2
Priority: Normal    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

Description Hanno Böck gentoo-dev 2018-10-20 07:57:53 UTC
The net-misc/openssh package has a use flag "pie". I believe this is redundant and obsolete.

The flag adds compile flags to enable position independent executables, however Gentoo's gcc package does that by default. I did a quick check and a compile of openssh with and without the flag produce exactly identical executables.

I think it can be removed.