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Re: Releases 2.27 and 2.26.1

On 21 Jun 2016 23:46, Matthias Klose wrote:
> On 21.06.2016 20:47, Cary Coutant wrote:
> >>>> I propose to turn on "-z relro" by default if supported.
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>
> >>> Isn't it kind of late to be considering this for 2.27?
> >>
> >> When is it not late?
> > 
> > I was just thinking that Tristan had wanted to make the branch last
> > week, and this seems like a major change to do at the last second. My
> > only concern is it may require some time to shake out any issues.
> > 
> >>> And doesn't GCC already pass -z relro by default anyway where it's supported?
> > 
> >> However, -z relro has been enabled in Fedora since
> > 
> > Ah, right. I forgot it was a distro thing. (That's at least an
> > argument in your favor, showing there's less potential for
> > destabilization.)
> This also is enabled by default for Ubuntu since a few years, and Debian is
> adding this flag to it's LDFLAGS for packaging (but packages need to reflect it).

Gentoo has been enabling it by default since at least Jan 2007.
i'm too lazy to look back further ;).

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