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Bug 669048 - net-misc/openssh: USE flag pie doesn't do anything
Summary: net-misc/openssh: USE flag pie doesn't do anything
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo's Team for Core System packages
Depends on:
Reported: 2018-10-20 07:57 UTC by Hanno Böck
Modified: 2019-01-06 20:51 UTC (History)
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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.